EA SPORTS FIFA 22 is the 28th installment in the FIFA series and will be released on October 1, 2021. If you are as excited as we are, you probably will want to know the first details about the new title. Pre-orders, release date and the differences between the two editions (Ultimate Edition includes a fabulous bonus code), we will cover everything.
The new FIFA video game was officially announced on July 11. On that date, Electronic Arts published a reveal trailer showing the HyperMotion gameplay technology that will be used in the next-gen versions. It promises to revolutionize football gameplay, capturing real-world matches and using machine learning to create organic football realism across a variety of interactions on the pitch. 4,000 new animations will raise the footballing intensity, responsiveness, and physicality of every player in the game.
According to the official press release, the game will feature more than 17,000 players, 700 teams and 90 stadiums in over 30 leagues. You will be able to play for the first time ever in the brand new UEFA Europa Conference League, as well as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga Santander, CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana and much more.
As we already said, FIFA 22 officially launches worldwide on Friday 1st October across PlayStation 5, Xbox Serie X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch (legacy edition). However, there are a few ways to try it first before that date. It’s true that it is not confirmed if a Demo version will be released or not, due to Covid situation, but those who subscribe to the EA Play program, will be able to play the trial (there is a 10 hours total limit of gameplay) from September 22, the same exact date in which returning players may start using the FUT Web App.
The most expensive edition will also give access to the full game, without any limitation, four days earlier. It’s a good option for those who can’t wait until the release date and want to start playing as soon as possible.
Pre-Orders, Prices and Editions
EA SPORTS FIFA 22 will feature 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. These are good reasons to make you buy any of the two editions available: Standard and Ultimate. Pre-orders are already open and if you buy before the release date, you will take advantage of the several offers available: FUT Cover Star Loan Item (Kylian Mbappé again), FUT Ambassador Player Pick, TOTW 1 Player Item, Career Mode Homegrown Talent (Standard Edition); 4,600 FIFA Points, Untradeable Ones to Watch Item, Untradeable FUT 22 Heroes Player Item (only for Ultimate Edition).
The Standard Edition is priced at £ 59.99/€ 69.99 (current-gen) and £ 69.99/€ 79.99 (next-gen), while the Ultimate Edition costs £ 89.99/€ 99.99. If you have consoles of different generations, you should know that pre-ordering the FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition will enable you to benefit from Dual Entitlement, which lets you upgrade your copy from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S at no additional cost.