FIFA 22: EA Makes Ridiculous Decision Regarding Next-Gen Upgrades Which Will Invite Some Serious Backlash

Published 07/13/2021, 5:17 AM EDT

EA Sports finally revealed FIFA 22 with a brilliant trailer that teased some of the most anticipated features in the game. While console players might have loved the trailer, PC players have called the developers out for ignoring their demands yet again.


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The dispute started when players discovered that the HyperMotion gameplay technology in FIFA 22 will be only available on the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia. This implies that PC and PS4 patrons can only access the last-gen version of the title.

What is HyperMotion gameplay in FIFA 22?


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HyperMotion gameplay is EA’s new technology that significantly improves the movements of players during matches. Apparently, the developer has combined machine learning with 11v11 motion capture.


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High-tech Xsens suits record the movements such as tackle, sprint, touch, and duel. With 22 players on the field, these suits have generated over 4000 new animations in FIFA 22. Naturally, this will make the game more authentic, responsive, and enjoyable for the players.

Machine learning is another tool that will help in making FIFA 22 the most realistic game in the franchise. The machine studies around 8.7 million frames of advanced match capture, and then turns them into brand-new animations that incorporate a wide range of interactions on the ground.

PC players complaining against EA’s decision

There’s a high possibility that the PS4 and Xbox One cannot handle extensive features such as HyperMotion gameplay. However, the same isn’t true for computers. Gaming PCs have now become more prominent than ever, and can easily overshadow next-gen consoles such as the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S in many aspects.

Hence, FIFA fans who play on PC are severely disappointed by EA’s decision to release the last-gen version of the game on the platform.

Here are the descriptions provided by EA for FIFA 22 on PC, PS4 and PS5 on its pre-order page:

PS4 and PC: Powered by Football™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 22 brings the game even closer to the real thing with fundamental gameplay advances and a new season of innovation across every mode.

PS5: EA SPORTS™ FIFA 22 brings the game even closer to the real thing with a new season of innovation across every mode and groundbreaking next-gen HyperMotion gameplay technology on PlayStation®5 that elevates every moment of the match.

Such a massive difference in the features on PC, PS4 and PS5 has led to severe backlash. Users across Reddit and other forums have criticized EA for its unfair attitude towards PC players.

Here’s a post on r/FIFA that talks about the plight of PC players:

PC players we need to do something about this from FIFA


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It seems like EA wants FIFA 22 to be more inclusive, and have players with low-end PCs in the community. The developer had given similar reasons to release FIFA 21 on PC same as the PS4 and Xbox One.

Do you think the aforementioned decision will affect the sales of FIFA 22? Let us known in the comments section below.


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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.



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