New details on how EA Sports is crafting the next-gen football experience.
It’s the 93rd minute of a bruising UEFA Champions League final. You pick the ball up on the halfway line and start running towards the goal, battling through the fatigue. But the roar of the crowd spurs you on. From the edge of the box, you blast it towards the goal and feel the sensation of the ball hitting the back of the net. The celebrations begin, the trophy is secured. In FIFA 22, you’ll not only feel the rhythm of the match in your hands with the DualSense controller, but you’ll also hear it with 3D Audio that wraps you in the sounds of the stadium.
From the DualSense controller to 3D Audio and our brand new next-gen HyperMotion gameplay technology, here’s how we’re using PlayStation 5 hardware to create an experience that’s Powered by Football in FIFA 22.
In FIFA 21, we used the DualSense controller to truly let you experience the effects of stamina through adaptive triggers, and haptic feedback that reflected the physicality of a tough tackle or the feeling of the ball hitting the crossbar.
This year we’re taking it even further, adding in haptic feedback that replicates the feeling of the ball hitting the back of the net – mimicking the power of the strike and the tension of the net – to deepen the sensation of scoring a goal in FIFA 22. So when you bury one into the top corner from outside the box to win the title for your Pro Clubs squad, you’ll feel it in your palms as the crowd erupts in the stands and the celebrations begin on the pitch.
Alongside haptic feedback for tackles, jostles, saves, shots, and passes that we introduced in FIFA 21, this year you’ll also feel unique vibrations for crosses, sliding, and shielding through the DualSense controller. Through the DualSense’s Adaptive Triggers, you’ll also feel the effects of stamina with increased trigger resistance that makes it harder to sprint as the match wears on – something we’ve tuned for FIFA 22.
With Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers, FIFA 22 lets you feel the game with a DualSense in your hands as it plays out on the pitch.
FIFA 22 includes 3D Audio on PlayStation 5 for the first time to pull you further into the match as you hear the game from the pitch. With 3D Audio, you’ll hear team mates’ shouts in the sound mix, as well as close-up audio raised higher to match the perspective shift as the camera pans to fans in the stands. In certain leagues you’ll even hear the iconic banging drums, deafening horns, and shrill whistles from the terraces that will give you a sense of what it feels like to play football on the biggest stages.
HyperMotion gameplay technology
Built to harness the power of PlayStation 5, new HyperMotion gameplay technology makes every match you play across every mode in FIFA 22 even more realistic. Beyond traditional optical mocap that captures a small number of participants in a staged environment, HyperMotion’s Advanced 11v11 Match Capture allows us to capture 22 players in a high-intensity match situation. Combined with machine learning, we’ve create over 4000 new animations for FIFA 22 – directly informed by HyperMotion – which leads to our most authentic, fluid, and realistic football experience ever.
In FIFA 22, you’ll notice players move with the intensity of athletes, see them approach the ball with purpose ahead of striking it, feel the physicality of the fight to win headers, witness tactical intelligence as teams move as one unit, and much more. We can’t wait for you to feel the difference HyperMotion makes to every match you play!
And it’s nearly time to play, with just a few weeks to go until FIFA 22 launches. Pre-order the FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition before October 1 and you’ll get an untradeable FIFA Ultimate Team Ones To Watch player item that celebrates the transfer window’s biggest signings like David Alaba’s move to Real Madrid, along with up to four days early access, 4600 FIFA Points, Dual Entitlement that lets you play on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and more!
With HyperMotion technology, 3D Audio, and Haptic Feedback on PlayStation 5 that make the game look, feel and play even more like the real thing, FIFA 22 is our most true-to-life football experience to date. Powered by Football, the FIFA 22 season kicks off on October 1. We’ll see you there.