News from the virtual world, with EA Sports dropping the new trailer for FIFA 22, along with the news that Kylian Mbappe will again be the cover star, making it two years in a row. The trailer highlights the use of HyperMotion technology, which brings football’s most realistic and immersive gameplay experience to life.

Let’s all put the Euros behind us and focus on the season to come, and helping with that is EA Sports, who have just dropped the new trailer for FIFA 22. Powered by HyperMotion, FIFA 22 combines 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. All for a bit of that. 

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HyperMotion technology enabled the integration of the first-ever motion capture of 22 professional footballers playing at high intensity. Additionally, EA’s proprietary machine learning algorithm learns from more than 8.7 million frames of advanced match capture, then writes new animations in real time to create organic football movement across a variety of interactions on the pitch. Whether it’s a shot, pass or cross, HyperMotion transforms how players move on and off the ball. 

As well as this, FIFA 22 is set to boast an array of improved features including more consistency and distinct personalities between the posts with 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 favourites.

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé graces the cover for the second year in a row, making him one of few to earn back-to-back cover star status, alongside others like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. “Being on back-to-back FIFA covers is amazing,” said Mbappé. “I have a very special relationship with the game and look forward to enjoying FIFA 22 alongside all of you”.

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”.

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FIFA 22 will be available worldwide on 1 October 2021.