FIFA 22: release date, trailers, platforms
The cover of FIFA 22 features Kylian Mbappé, who also featured last year on the cover of FIFA 21.
FIFA 22 is due to release on October 1 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Switch.
The game will have a variety of editions: the Standard Edition will set you back £59.99/$59.99 and you can shave 10% off that price by pre-ordering the game ahead of launch.
The FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition will cost £89.99/$89.99 and will come with a host of extra features, including 4 days early access, a Ones to Watch Player, 4600 FIFA Points, and a FUT Heroes Player if you pre-order before August 11. The game is also available on Nintendo switch for $39,99.
With FIFA 22, only the Ultimate Edition will come with Dual Entitlement (as per an EA FAQ). “Dual Entitlement is only available with the purchase of the FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition. The Standard Edition of FIFA 22 does not include Dual Entitlement. That means if you purchase FIFA 22 Standard Edition on PS4 and upgrade to PS5 later, you would need to purchase the PS5 version of the game to play,” says the publisher.
FIFA 22 trailers
The Official Reveal Trailer shared the first information we’re seeing on the game’s “unprecedented volume of high-quality real-human movement data” and debuted the new Hypermotion animation system that boasts over 4,000 new animations, based on data captured from 22 footballers playing the game.
What’s new in FIFA 22?
FIFA 22 is regarded as the first version of the game to be released properly on next-gen consoles (rather than just running better on them), and that means EA has been able to make some adjustments to the gameplay systems.
Kylian Mbappé on official cover
The cover for FIFA 22 features Kylian Mbappé, who was also featured last year on the cover of FIFA 21. "Being on back-to-back FIFA covers is amazing. I have a very special relationship with the game and look forward to enjoying FIFA 22 alongside all of you," Mbappé said.
FIFA 22 Hypermotion
Hypermotion tech is only available on the PS5, Stadia, and Xbox Series X/S versions of FIFA 22.
Hypermotion is a machine learning algorithm that writes new animations in real-time, ‘inspired’ by real performance data and mocap harvested from real players. In order to make Hypermotion a reality, EA said it has captured “unprecedented volume of high-quality real-human movement data.”