EA doesn’t just give Madden NFL players an upgrade if they play on new generation consoles. The publication has unveiled FIFA 22, and its centerpiece is a new “HyperMotion” system that would provide more realistic animation and gameplay when playing on a Playstation 5, Xbox x series/S or Google Stadiums. The technology uses machine learning to produce animations in real time, leading to more “organic” movement. HyperMotion has also enabled EA to capture the movement for professional soccer (aka football) players competing at full speed, including superstars like Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain.
The game is also coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via Origin and Steam). A FIFA 22 Legacy Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch, although EA hasn’t pointed out the differences.
Fortunately, there are other substantial changes regardless of what platform you use. EA hinted at a “complete” goalie system overhaul, a new career mode club-building experience, “reimagined” Volta Football and a set of FIFA Ultimate Team Heroes items that represent the stories of legendary players.
FIFA 22 will be released on October 1 for all supported platforms.
Like with Maddenit is evident that EA is not completely ready to abandon support for previous generation consoles. This is not surprising given both the larger player base and the shortages that limit the number of PS5 and Xbox Series owners. However, it is clear that the gaming giant wants to offer a strong incentive to play on newer machines. Don’t be surprised if FIFA 23 cuts PS4 and Xbox One players.
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