With Euro 2020 now over with Italy being crowned the winner, football season is predictably going to take a short break before the madness kicks off again this coming August. Just like clockwork, EA will be putting out yet another FIFA title. However, FIFA 22 is looking to raise the bar for the video game version of the Beautiful Game, and EA is counting on next-gen HyperMotion Technology to make it happen.
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. The aim is to unlock the raw emotion, passion and physicality of the world’s game.
HyperMotion technology enables 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 in FIFA 22.
Of course, HyperMotion is not the only feature that will headline the game. EA is also looking to change things up across the board. A complete goalkeeper system rebuild will hopefully provide safe hands, and Career Mode will finally get a significant addition in the form of an all-new Create a Club experience.
The street stylings of VOLTA Football will return to FIFA 22 with reimagined gameplay. And who can forget about the moneymaking FIFA Ultimate Team mode, with EA adding completely new items that represent the stories and glory of cult players and fan favourites via FIFA Ultimate Team Heroes.
A caveat to remember is that all these bells and whistles are best experienced on the new generation consoles and Stadia. FIFA 22 is set to launch this coming October 1. A FIFA 22 Legacy Edition will be available on Nintendo Switch.