FIFA 22 EA Play Spotlight delves into the development of the game

EA has released an EA Play Spotlight for FIFA 22 where the development team spend approximately 30 minutes discussing what players can expect from the new entry to the long running series. As FIFA 22 is a cross generational release there are stark differences in how the game will perform between them. For example, the much touted HyperMotion Technology will only be in the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia versions of FIFA 22.

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The spotlight spends quite bit on the HyperMotion Technlogy. The HyperMotion technology comes from Xsens suits which were worn by 22 professional players. The players wore these while playing a 11v11 match, with the suits capturing every movement to then translate into the game. EA states that this will offer the most realism in any FIFA game. On top of that the HyperMotion tech also embeds a machine learning algorithm that will analyse all frames, and create new animations in real time. The new gen versions of FIFA 22 will also have improved player AI with each one of the pitch able to make more 6x more decisions compared to the older gen and PC versions of the game.

In the spotlight there is a look at the attacking and defending improvements that should be present in FIFA 22. For example, when it comes to attacking the side going for goal look like they will be looking for more openings to beat the defence, and make runs. On the flip side when it comes to defence there will be a bigger focus on zonal marking, with teams being much more structured. EA are looking to mimic how teams act in reality, and transfer those tactics into the game. There seems to be a push for an even more realistic depiction of football in FIFA 22 by EA.

There will be two versions of the game, bar the Switch’s Legacy Edition, with those being Standard and Ultimate. The difference between the two is below.

Standard Edition

  • Team of the Week 1 Player Item
  • Kylian Mbappe Loan Item
  • FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent

Ultimate Edition

  • Team of the Week 1 Player Item
  • Kylian Mbappe Loan Item
  • FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent
  • Limited Time Offer FUT Heroes Player Item
  • Ones To Watch Player Item
  • 4600 FIFA Points
  • Dual Entitlement – Free PS5/Xbox Series X|S upgrade

As you may have noticed those who purchase the standard edition of FIFA 22 on PS4 and Xbox One there will be no free upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S version. If you want that then you will have to pay for the Ultimate Edition. The standard edition costs £59.99 while the Ultimate Edition will set buyers back £89.99. FIFA 22 will be released October 1st for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia, but the Ultimate version will be available September 27th.

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