For years EA have been at the top of the game in regards their FIFA franchise. And whilst it may be far from perfect, the draw of Pro Clubs, Ultimate Team, a Career Mode and more ensure that gamers flock, each and every year. That’s looking likely to be the case with EA SPORTS FIFA 22 too as the new HyperMotion Tech looks set to elevate it above all else.
Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Google Stadia and PC through both Origin and Steam stores, FIFA 22 will launch on October 1st 2021. When it does arrive, it’ll deliver the most realistic and immersive gameplay experience football fans will be able to get their hands on, with the HyperMotion technology powering it along.
FIFA 22 will combine Advanced 11v11 Match Capture and proprietary machine learning technology to deliver the most realistic, fluid and responsive football experience for next-gen consoles and Stadia, unlocking the raw emotion, passion and physicality of the world’s game.
This HyperMotion technology has been enabled via the integration of the first-ever motion capture of 22 professional footballers playing at high intensity. Additionally, EA’s proprietary machine learning algorithm learns from more than 8.7 million frames of advanced match capture, then writes new animations in real time to create organic football movement across a variety of interactions on the pitch. It’ll ensure that FIFA 22 is able to cover everything that goes down on the pitch, whether it’s a shot, pass or cross, HyperMotion transforms how players move on and off the ball.
“FIFA 22 offers millions of fans around the world a chance to engage with the sport they love in an unprecedented way,” said Nick Wlodyka, GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “Each player experiences FIFA in their own way but on-pitch gameplay is the unifying constant, so we’re excited to offer deep innovation there. HyperMotion elevates that even further on next-gen consoles and Stadia and completely changes the feel of the game”.
Of course, with every iteration of FIFA, EA will look to build on what has come before it and moving from FIFA 21 to FIFA 22 will see the game offer deep and innovative features across other parts of gameplay, including the most popular modes including Career Mode, VOLTA FOOTBALL, Pro Clubs and FIFA Ultimate Team.
This will mean you should expect more consistency and distinct personalities between the posts with a complete goalkeeper system rebuild, an all-new Create a Club experience in Career Mode, reimagined gameplay in VOLTA FOOTBALL, and the introduction of FIFA Ultimate Team Heroes – completely new items that represent the stories and glory of cult players and fan favorites.
And who will be available to help ensure that FIFA 22 is able to draw in the crowds? Well, that’ll be the cover star, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé who graces the cover for the second year in a row.
“Being on back-to-back FIFA covers is amazing,” said Kylian Mbappé. “I have a very special relationship with the game and look forward to enjoying FIFA 22 alongside all of you”.
FIFA 22 will launch on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Google Stadia with 17,000+ players across 700+ teams in more than 90 stadiums and over 30 leagues. It’ll be the only place you can play in iconic competitions such as the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, brand new UEFA Europa Conference League, Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga Santander, CONMEBOL Libertadores and CONMEBOL Sudamericana.
As always, pre-ordering will be your best bet and doing so by August 11th 2021 will see you receiving an untradeable FUT Heroes player item from December 1st. The Standard Edition will cost you from £59.99 from the Xbox Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It’s the Ultimate Edition which will be your best bet though – the Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S version will set you back £89.99 – giving up to four days Early Access, Dual Entitlement, FIFA Points and more. EA Play members will also get the usual early trial access and monthly in-game rewards.
Get your cash in now – or at least once you’ve watched the latest trailer.