Video: FIFA 22 trailer – EA Sports game set to take franchise to new levels of realism

EA Sports has given fans a sneak peak at FIFA 2022, the latest version of the popular video game franchise.

It has billed the game as “football’s most realistic and immersive gameplay experience” and notes that it will be available to play across next-gen consoles and Stadia when it is released on October 1.

HyperMotion technology is set to enhance the game further, making the game more realistic, fluid and responsive than ever before. In short, it will be the closest experience to real-life football yet available on a console.

This HyperMotion technology has been attained by using motion capture of 22 professional players at high intensity. EA Sports boasts that its learning algorithm has taken more than 8.7 million frames of advanced motion capture and has written animation in real time to create the most realistic movement in video game history.

“FIFA 22 offers millions of fans around the world a chance to engage with the sport they love in an unprecedented way,” said Nick Wlodyka, GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “Each player experiences FIFA in their own way but on-pitch gameplay is the unifying constant, so we’re excited to offer deep innovation there. HyperMotion elevates that even further on next-gen consoles and Stadia and completely changes the feel of the game”.

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe has expressed his delight at joining Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as a back-to-back cover star for the franchise.

“Being on back-to-back FIFA covers is amazing,” he said. “I have a very special relationship with the game and look forward to enjoying FIFA 22 alongside all of you.”

As ever, FIFA 22 will be thoroughly comprehensive in its outlook with top-level football. It will feature 17,000 players across 700 teams and more than 90 stadiums. Furthermore, it boasts the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, as well as other top competitions such as the Premier League and Bundesliga.

It will be available from October 1, although EA Play members will have early trial access and monthly in-game rewards.

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