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All about FIFA 22, a new game or the same as always?

Mon 13 September 2021 | 10:30

FIFA is one of the most loved football simulator games, but the game got repetitive with the same game being released with a few new features which didn't add much to the mix, but FIFA 22 is different, or is it? Welcome to all about FIFA 22, a new game or the same as always?

Many people consider FIFA as the supreme football simulator game out there, while many other disagree, saying that PES is much better than FIFA. The debate of which one is greater and better has been there for years since these two games have started dominating this certain genre of video games.

Many games have tried to compete such as Tehkan World Cup, Sensible Soccer, Kick-Off, and Match Day but their fame had no place to grow as these two games have already owned the market of football video games.

This article is going to be about FIFA, particularly the new game of this series, which is FIFA 22. Many fans have been arguing that FIFA is not developing new games but copy and pasting its previous games and giving it a new game.

Which is true to some degree. We are here today to see if FIFA 22 is going to be like FIFA 21 and the previous versions of this game will distinguish itself from the previous version with its new features.

We will certainly answer this question in the end but first, let us take a look at FIFA in general and then what FIFA 22 brings to the table. We will also take a look at

FIFA 22 cover

and platforms on which the game will be released.

An all in one artcile about FIFA 22, a new game or the same as always?

So, without further ado let's hop into the article and explore

FIFA 22 new features

.

What is FIFA

Many of the readers will probably know about FIFA but we deem it necessary to devote a section for the introduction of the game. FIFA is a game by EA which is all about football and was the first game to be licensed by FIFA itself. The FIFA franchise has been translated into 18 languages and is available in 51 countries as of 2011.

As said before, the first game in the series, FIFA International Soccer for the Sega Mega Drive, was significant for being the first to receive an official license from FIFA, the international governing body of football, when it was released in late 1993.

Additional editions focused on single major events, such as the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA European Football Championship, as well as a series of football management games, have been added to the core series. Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) series has been the franchise's major competitor since the 1990s (now renamed as eFootball).

That was all necessary information about FIFA but for the next section let us talk about 

FIFA 22 release date

 and the platforms on which the game will be released.

FIFA 22 release date, platforms, and pricing

When will this game be available for FIFA lovers to buy? The release date was the first of October but it was postponed for 26 days, which makes the official date 27th of September 2021. FIFA 22 cover and information indicated that the game will be available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.

Nowadays almost all of the games get released with two or three different variations and commonly the standard version is the cheapest. FIFA 22 is no exception. The game will be available in a number of variants, with the Standard Edition costing 59.99. (and you can shave 10 percent off that price by pre-ordering the game ahead of launch).

If you pre-order before August 11, the FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition will cost 89.99 and will include a number of bonuses, including four days of early access, a Ones to Watch Player, 4600 FIFA Points, and a FUT Heroes Player.

The fact that you won't be able to upgrade to the next-gen editions of FIFA 22 for free is perhaps the most contentious aspect of EA's release strategy this year. With FIFA 21, you may purchase any version of the game and receive a free upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. (if you owned it on the corresponding platform).

In the next part, we are planning to talk about FIFA 22 new features which would differentiate this version from previous games of the series, probably.

FIFA 22 new features

The main reason that gamers would like to buy the game is the FIFA 22 new features such as Hyper motion. What is hyper motion and why is it mentioned on the FIFA 22 cover? Hypermotion is a real-time machine learning system that creates new animations based on real-time performance data and mocap from actual players.

EA claims it has collected an "unprecedented volume of high-quality real-human movement data" in order to make Hypermotion a reality.

Hypermotion is a very complex technology that draws on 8.7 million frames of match capture data, according to EA, which is why it's only accessible on new-gen consoles and Stadia.

Aside from this new interesting technology, EA has worked on other features too. EA, for example, has unveiled a new AI system for goalkeepers that allows for more consistent and realistic shot-stopping, as well as more "human-like" decision-making. Goalkeepers will have personalities that cause them to respond differently under duress.

The mechanics of the ball have also undergone some changes. “Speed, air drag, air resistance, ground friction, and rolling friction have all been fine-tuned to ensure that every touch, trap, shot, volley, pass, and dribble looks, moves, and flies like the real thing,” EA says. But we'll have to wait and see how it plays out in the end.

Explosive Sprint also gives you more control over your players' rapid spurts of energy, promising to make both attacking and defending more exciting.

All in all

FIFA 22 new features

will make sure that you are experiencing a whole new game and nothing like the previous versions.

FIFA 22 best players

Let’s take a look at the top-rated players in FIFA 22 and see who has the highest rating and stats.

The following list is the result of a combination of factors. The most significant factor, of course, was the players' performance in the 2020/21 season. It's worth noting that the players' performances in the European Championship and Copa America will have little influence on their overall ranking.

The top 10 come with no surprise as you see the legend of FIFA 22 cover, Kylian Mbappe with 91 points on the 4th position before 3 football beasts who are Cristiano Ronaldo with 92 points on the third spot, Lionel Messi with 92 points on 2nd spot and finally, Robert Lewandowski with 93 points on the top of the list.

The list continues and we see Kevin De Bruyne standing in the 5th spot with 91 points. Neymar got the short end of the stick as the game was not so fond of him and put him on the 10th position before Jashua Kimmich (6th), Jan Oblak (7th), Harry Kane (8th), and Karim Benzema (9th).

FIFA 22 gameplay

We have talked about FIFA 22 new features and FIFA 22 release date, but now let us talk about the gameplay and whats is going to be different in this version of the game. The FIFA 22 development team highlighted the influence of greater player intelligence powered by the capabilities of next-gen consoles in helping to achieve a new level of tactical realism in a 30-minute talk during an EA Play webcast.

Simply said, FIFA 22 new features include superior AI than prior games due to the computer's capacity to analyze 6x more decisions per second.

As a result, attackers are more aware of their surroundings and can make wiser runs in build-up play, which means they'll deal with loose balls better and you won't be put on the spot as frequently.

The new AI that powers defensive players are aimed at making your backline act more tactically as a unit: in practice, this means AI players will keep their shape as they move across the pitch and on the field and will be better prepared to block shots on goal if the ball is pushed into your half (or if you push into the opponent's).

For the first time in the series, FIFA 22 will let you turn off opponent celebrations. This isn't entirely unexpected, given that EA removed the 'Shush' and 'A-OK' celebrations from FIFA 21 after they were widely used as unsportsmanlike tactics to kill time or ridicule opponents.

Finally, let us talk about the ultimate team and other game modes and FIFA 22 new features which have been implemented into these modes as well.

FIFA 22 ultimate team and game modes

Ultimate Team is the most popular and lucrative mode in the FIFA franchise, therefore this is where EA concentrates its efforts. Since FIFA 09, the game mode has been accessible, but you had to pay to play FUT. The game mode has been free since FIFA 11.

You may create your own Ultimate Team in FIFA Ultimate Team. This is accomplished by collecting cards and placing them in your lineup.

There are two methods to obtain these cards. You may first discover them in packs that you can purchase with real money or in-game currency. You may also purchase them through the Trade Market, where other players may be selling the character you desire.

You may play online matches/tournaments against other human opponents or offline matches versus the CPU with the teams. Playing matches earns you money, which you can use to purchase packs and players on the Trade market.

Volta

FIFA 22 changes, like the all-new skill meter, will also be included in VOLTA.

VOLTA's Skill Meter is unmistakably reminiscent of the 'Gamebreaker' concept from the original FIFA Street game.

There is also a new ability called power strike. Give your player a 50% Shot Power increase, allowing them to go above the 99 limitations on standard characteristics.

This ability has a 30-second cooldown and an 80-second duration, so make sure to use it quickly!

There will also be an arcade mode that will bring various arcade games into FIFA 22 such as Dodgeball and Foot Tennis.

Career mode

With numerous new features revealed by EA, including Create a Club, a massive upgrade for Player Career, and more customization, FIFA 22 Career Mode will bring gamers even closer to a realistic Manager Mode experience.

Customization elements like uniform designs are also coming to FIFA 22 Career Mode to allow players to establish their own teams.

You will be able to personalize your kit. It's unclear if this is only for newly formed clubs or for current teams on a season-by-season basis, but it appears to be limited to Create-A-Club from what we've seen so far.

EA has also stated that players would be able to create their own custom stadiums, implying that arena enhancements will be possible over time based on the notion of moving through the lower levels.

In FIFA 22, the Player Career system has been completely overhauled, with a gameplay style that is similar to that of previous versions' The Journey. This includes a new Player Growth system, sequences for transfers, and a behind-the-scenes look into what goes on in the locker room.

There are other FIFA 22 new features and changes that this game has brought into its career mode, but if we wanted to cover them all it will make this article lengthy and boring.

In the end, EA has tried to develop a brand-new game that will make gamers excited again. FIFA 22 new features will make the game different but how different, this question will be answered right after the FIFA 22 release date.

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