FIFA 22 powered by HyperMotion on current-gen; Mbappé is cover star

FIFA 22 was today revealed by EA Sports alongside news of its release date and cover star.

First, Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé will grace the cover of this year’s football game, which heads to PC and consoles from 1 October 2021.

EA also detailed what it’s calling HyperMotion technology on current-gen systems. The new tech, a focus of the reveal trailer (below), is an “advanced 11v11 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.”

Modes like Career, VOLTA, Pro Clubs and FUT will return, with the game benefitting from 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.”

FIFA 22 will include 17,000+ players, 700+ teams, 90+ stadiums and 30 leagues.

Expect FIFA 22 from 1 October on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4, PS5 and Stadia. FIFA 22 Legacy Edition will also be offered on Switch. Pre-orders before 11 August will receive a FUT Heroes item and four days of early access to the game.

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