As expected, EA presented FIFA 22 last night, a new version of the annual football simulation. Game modes, release date, content, the editor kept it under the feet, but we’ve already learned a lot.
WHEN FIFA 22 WILL BE RELEASED AND AT WHAT COST?
Just like last year, the football game will be released in October for everyone. FIFA 22 will be available in its standard edition on October 1st. However, players who choose the Ultimate Edition, containing 4600 FIFA points, a Hero FUT player element, the next-gen upgrade and various other bonuses, will be able to play as of September 27. Generation change will therefore not be offered with the basic edition. It has now become a habit with EA, which, along the same lines, allows its EA Play subscribers to try the games early or start their game early. On the side of supports nothing very surprising, since FIFA 22 will be available on PC (Steam, Origin), Stadia, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series.
A Switch version detached from the other versions will be released on the same date, on the model of the previous edits “Essential”. Count on 99.99€ for the Ultimate, 79.99€ for the standard edition on PS5 and Xbox Series, 59.99€ on PC, and 69.99€ on PS4 and Xbox One. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play 10 hours from September 22.
VOLTA RETURNS AND OVER 700 OFFICIAL TEAMS ANNOUNCED
We also know more about the content that FIFA 22 players will find in their game. The Career mode will be present, as well as the Ultimate Team mode, the Kick-Off, the Pro Club mode, but also the Volta Football mode, renewed in this new opus. EA promises more than 90 official stadiums, 30 championships and more than 700 licensed teams. Among the most prominent competitions are the Champions League, the Europa League, the UEFA Europa Conference League, the Premier League, the Uber Eats League, the Bundesliga, the Santander Liga, the A Tim series, or the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores.
Note that the Volta mode will present its novelties separately, and details on the other modes should be given soon. The EA Play, which will take place on July 22, seems appropriate. EA has also unveiled the list of players considered ambassadors, who will accompany the figure of Kylian Mbappé for the communication and monitoring of the game: Heung-Min Son, Phil Foden, David Alaba, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Christian Pulisic.
MAKE ROOM FOR HYPERMOTION
EA put a lot of emphasis on this, especially through its trailer. FIFA 22 will feature HyperMotion technology, which will only be available on PS5, Xbox Series and Stadia. It will be presented on July 20th at 7 pm, and promises to sublimate every action on the field by offering “six times more” possible game options per second:
Players can now make up to 6 times more decisions per second in order to better understand their environment, adapt their ball calls and better react to loose balls. (…) Each team behaves like a block able to keep its layout on the ground and better cover the spaces, read on the official website.
In addition to this technology, improvements are expected in air duels, ball control, AI of the guards, animations, guards, and the maintenance of the tactical device by the teams. However, most of these improvements are expected only on new generation, suggesting that PS4/One versions might be a good notch below. As for the animations, we should see more than 4000 new ones:
With the advanced Capture 11-11, the new animations on the phases of ball-free play literally bring players to life on the court. Watch the players speak to each other, point to each other and challenge each other. The move is also more intense during emergency situations to make FIFA more realistic and immersive than ever.