The FIFA games are always among the most eagerly anticipated of the year, and developer EA has announced a slew of new features.
Fifa 22 is just around the corner, with the game launching worldwide on October 1. The FIFA games are always among the most eagerly anticipated of the year, and developer EA has announced a slew of new features for the latest iteration. However, some fans simply cannot wait until October. Thankfully for them, there are a few ways to play the game sooner. Here’s what the eager gamers should know.
The first way to get Fifa 22 early is to sign up for EA Play, which will give users a 10-hour play trial of the full game starting on Wednesday, September 22. It will also give fans access to monthly rewards like Ultimate Team season XP boosts and Ultimate Team stadium customization names. One can sign up for EA Play by searching for it in the PlayStation or Xbox Store, or by using Steam on a PC.
There is currently no Fifa 22 demo available, and nothing has been announced. On Tuesday, EA’s Twitter account responded to a question about a demo, saying, “There has not been any official announcement about a demo release at this stage, so I would advise you to keep an eye on the official Twitter account for the game for any updates or announcements as we get closer to the game release.”
Fifa 21 did not have a demo either. “Instead, we’ve made the decision to focus our development team’s time on delivering the best full game experience,” EA stated last year. This year, a demo appears unlikely.
The most notable addition is HyperMotion technology, which will be available only on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. In order to create more realistic movements and reactions, EA used motion capture on 22 professional players and combined it with a machine learning algorithm.
“Fifa 22 offers millions of fans around the world an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the sport they love,” said Nick Wlodyka, general manager of EA Sports Fifa. “Each player has their own way of experiencing FIFA, but on-pitch gameplay is the unifying constant, so we’re excited to offer deep innovation there. HyperMotion elevates that even further on next-gen consoles and Stadia and completely changes the feel of the game.”
Another big addition is the option to create a club in career mode which is a feature fans have wished for a long time. The addition of hero cards to Ultimate Team has also been confirmed.