Football is a sport of moments. Moments that determine matches, but also moments that make a match visit or watching a match on television special. The moment a decisive goal is scored, players and fans in ecstasy. That moment should ideally be felt in football games.
Scoring must therefore be conveyed more beautifully, better and more spectacularly in FIFA 22 than ever before. That’s not only in how you score a goal, but also in how everything looks and sounds. Think of the faces and emotions of the players, the impact of the ball flying against the ropes, and the hurricane of sound that erupts from the stands. The game should offer the most realistic looking and sounding simulation of the best moments of football.If you think you’ve read this before, you’re right. Depicting football as spectacularly as possible is a recurring promise in EA Sports’ annual FIFA game. Yet this year promises to be different and the reason can be guessed. FIFA 22 is the first game in the series to be available immediately for the newer platforms upon release.
FIFA 21 was also playable on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, but only received its ‘next-gen upgrade’ in December 2020, with the versions for the older console generations still forming the basis of the whole. That is different this year. You could say that FIFA 21 was an unofficial debut and the upcoming FIFA game will only be the real debut of the series on the new consoles.
This means that steps are being taken in all kinds of systems. Recently, EA Sports presented these innovations to media and fans. An early version of the game could also already be played, with the clear aim of transferring the innovations in the audiovisual and gameplay area.
Of course there are also changes around the competitions. Think of new features for well-known game modes such as Ultimate Team and the Career Mode, but EA will publish information about this at a later time.