EA has officially announced that FIFA 22 will be released on October 1, 2021, and that Paris Saint-Germain’s striker Kylian Mbappé will be its cover star.
The release date and cover star news was accompanied by a gameplay video that highlighted FIFA 22’s new HyperMotion Technology. This tech combines “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.”
#FIFA22, Powered by Football
With new HyperMotion Technology, welcome to a revolution in
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HyperMotion tech enabled the “22 professional footballers playing at high intensity.” This, in addition to EA’s proprietary machine learning algorithms, allows for the game to create “new animations in real-time to create organic football movement across a variety of interactions on the pitch.”
FIFA 22 will also feature many of the fan-favorite returning modes like Career Mode, VOLTA FOOTBALL, Pro Clubs, and FIFA Ultimate Teams. A big focus of this year was also placed on 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.”
The game will include over 17,000 players across over 700 teams in more than 90 stadiums and 30 leagues. FIFA 22 will also include such competitions as the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, brand new UEFA Europa Conference League, Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga Santander, CONMEBOL Libertadores and CONMEBOL Sudamericana.”
Fans who pre-order FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition by August 11 will receive an untradeable FUT Heroes player item from December 1. This edition will also include up to four days Early Access, Dual Entitlement, FIFA points, and more.
FIFA 22 will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC via Origin and Steam, and Google Stadia. FIFA 22 Legacy Edition will be released for Nintendo Switch owners.
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