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FIFA 22: Cross-Gen Football, But It Won’t Get Upgraded Everywhere [VIDEO]

There is no year without bags of cash: Electronic Arts will release FIFA this year, too, mostly due to the Ultimate Team mode that pulls in money for them.

 

Electronic Arts announced FIFA 22, which will skip just the iOS and the Android, making the title a cross-gen game, albeit with some differences, but we’ll get back to that. If you pre-order the Ultimate Edition of the game by August 11, you will receive an untradeable FUT Heroes player item from December 1. The Ultimate Edition also includes a Ones to Watch player item, four days of early access, dual entitlement (free PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series upgrade), 4,600 FIFA Points, a Team of the Week 1 player item, a Kylian Mbappe loan item, a FUT Ambassador loan player pick, and Career Mode Homegrown Talent. In other words, it’s mostly Ultimate Team items…

Here is an overview of the game by Electronic Arts: „Powered by HyperMotion, FIFA 22 combines Advanced 11-versus-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 favourites. 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,” EA wrote.

We have to emphasize something here: HyperMotion is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and Google Stadia. The PC gets shafted yet again (last year, it was forgiven with the hopes of seeing the upgrade this year…), while even the Stadia is getting new technology. Also, there is a one-machine activation limit, which means if you reinstall Windows or upgrade your computer, you might have to rebuy FIFA 22…

FIFA 22 will launch on October 1 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and Google Stadia (these will be the next-gen versions), Steam and Origin on PC, and also PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch will also receive it… but once again, as a Legacy Edition, meaning it will be nothing more than a roster patch, which could have been sold as a paid upgrade, similar to what Konami did with eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2021…

Source: Gematsu

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