FIFA 22 will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam and Origin, and Stadia on October 1, Electronic Arts announced. FIFA 22 Legacy Edition will also be available for Switch.
Users who pre-order FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition by August 11 will receive an untradeable FUT Heroes player item from December 1. The Ultimate Edition also includes:
- Ones to Watch player item
- Four days Early Access
- Dual Entitlement (free PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series upgrade)
- 4,600 FIFA Points
- Team of the Week 1 player item
- Kylian Mbappe loan item
- FUT Ambassador loan player pick
- Career Mode Homegrown Talent
Here is an overview of the game, via Electronic Arts:
Powered by HyperMotion, FIFA 22 combines Advanced 11-versu-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 favorites. 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.
Watch the reveal trailer below.