FIFA 22 Cover Athlete, Gameplay, Launch Date Revealed

FIFA 22, EA’s newest soccer simulator, has been officially announced. It appears that the firm is including new technologies for the current-gen editions of the game, which will unleash many new possibilities for the soccer series. Although FIFA 22 is unlikely to be a huge step forward for the brand, it appears EA is attempting to leverage the new hardware to do a lot more with the series and enhance the gameplay.

FIFA has been in the headlines a lot this year leading up to this announcement. After it was revealed that EA was attempting to push FIFA loot boxes on gamers aggressively, the publisher found itself in hot water.


Despite the fact that the corporation rejected the claims, many people are still questioning if the series is ethically managing its monetization, regardless of how vigorously it’s being promoted. Despite the negative publicity, Fifa is set to return in full force later this year.

EA has unveiled FIFA 22 (via IGN), and while the initial teaser doesn’t show any raw gameplay, it’s expected that more will be shown at EA Play later this month. The game will use EA’s new HyperMotion Technology and patented machine learning to “provide the most realistic, fluid, and responsive football experience” for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and Google Stadia. FIFA 22 will be released on October 1, 2021, and will feature Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain as the cover athlete.

EA Sports appears to be preparing for a huge sports game return, as it refines and develops its existing brands, such as FIFA, and introduces new ones. EA has been investing in a few studios in order to introduce new yearly sports brands and perhaps bring existing ones back to life. EA has established itself as one of the most lucrative sports game companies, with F1, College Football, and a new baseball brand on the way.

Whether FIFA 22 will dramatically shake up the brand remains to be seen, but it appears like it will be another edition that improves the series in minor ways. Although it’s uncertain whether the HyperMotion Technology’s new animations would make the game more responsive, it’s nonetheless intriguing for fans of the franchise who desire the most immersive sports gaming experience possible.

As seen by the leaked source code for FIFA 21, EA has a lot of great technology to use, so expect a spectacular technological exhibition on the new platforms. It’s unknown whether any of this technology will emerge in other franchises or be limited to FIFA 22. Still, it may assist shape the technological aspects of these other forthcoming sports titles.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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