Electronic Arts has announced that FIFA 22 will be releasing on the 1st of October 2021 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Stadia, FIFA 22 Legacy Edition will also be releasing on the 1st of October 2021 for the Switch. The game won’t offer a free next-gen upgrade unless you purchase the Ultimate Edition. EA have also confirmed that the Career Mode in FIFA 22 will be getting an overhaul including a new “Create a Club” feature. A full Career Mode reveal will be showcased soon.
Details via EA:
Powered by HyperMotion, FIFA 22 combines Advanced 11-versu-11 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.
HyperMotion technology enabled the integration of the first-ever motion capture of 22 professional footballers playing at high intensity. Additionally, Electronic Arts’ 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. Whether it’s a shot, pass or cross, HyperMotion transforms how players move on and off the ball.
The new game also offers deep and innovative features across other parts of gameplay and our most popular modes including Career Mode, VOLTA FOOTBALL, Pro Clubs and FIFA Ultimate Team. Fans can 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. More news on FIFA 22 innovation will follow throughout the summer.
Paris Saint-Germain striker and global football icon Kylian Mbappe graces the cover for the second year in a row, making him one of few to earn back-to-back cover star status, alongside others like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
With 17,000-plus players across 700-plus teams in more than 90 stadiums and over 30 leagues, FIFA 22 is the only place you can play in iconic competitions such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, brand new UEFA Europa Conference League, Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga Santander, CONMEBOL Libertadores, and CONMEBOL Sudamericana.