Football might not have come home after the Euro 2020 finals, but you’ll be able to bring a copy back to the lounge room with the impending release of FIFA 22.
Just months away from hitting shelves, Electronic Arts have dropped a reveal trailer which, admittedly, doesn’t reveal a whole lot about the actual gameplay – although it did indicate we may be in for quite a realistic experience with FIFA 22, beyond visual graphics alone, thanks to something know as the Hypermotion animation system.
What is Hypermotion? Essentially, it’s a machine learning algorithm that’s capable of writing brand new animations in real time, as opposed to simply pulling out something from a library canned in a studio. Based on 8.7 million instances of collected from 22 professionals getting down and dirty while wearing Xsens motion capture suits, according to EA, the improved mechanics are backed by an “unprecedented volume of high-quality, real-human movement data.”
This enhanced AI also means individual players will now understand formations far better than before, enabling them to make informed decisions when it comes to attacking, moving more tactically for defence, as well as building up plays in an intelligent fashion.
Elsewhere, EA has also hinted at a major overhaul of the Pro Player Career Mode – which entails customising everything from kits to stadiums – bringing back Create-A-Club to Manager Mode – as the name suggests, allowing you to build your very own club from the ground up – and even an update for Pro Clubs currently in development.
“Live out your football dreams in FIFA 22 Career Mode as you create a club and lead them from relegation candidates to global giants,” teases EA via official statement.
“And enjoy an overhauled Player Career experience that gives you more ways to progress, achieve, and immerse yourself in your Pro’s journey through the game.”
You can now pre-order FIFA 22 for PlayStation 4 | 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC, and Stadia ahead of the October 1st, 2021 release date – watch the reveal trailer above.