Latest - Will FIFA 22 include the European Super League?
In terms of the new league affecting FIFA, it would likely be a rights issue.
If EA agreed on a deal to carry The Super League branding, teams, and so on, it would be added as normal, if they couldn’t, we might have a Serie A situation on our hands.
As we’ve seen in FIFA 21, some Serie A clubs have not had their correct name in-game.
Juventus and AS Roma are examples of this, known as Piemonte Calcio and Roma FC in-game currently.
Would EA want the ESL in FIFA 22?
On top of the rights issues, EA will have to balance the desires of their fans with the ideologies and opinions of FIFA as a governing body.
FIFA has released a statement condemning the idea of a Super League, while urging those involved to sit down for calm, constructive negotiations.
FIFA's clear stance on the ESL means that if EA would like to include the Super League clubs and players in their next football sim, they may have to ditch the name 'FIFA' altogether.
FIFA 22 on PlayStation 5
By the time FIFA 22 is released, many of us will be playing on Next Gen consoles... hopefully.
FIFA 22 on PS5 could bring us the most realistic esports game ever.
With enhanced graphics and meticulous attention to detail, will we even know the difference between watching FIFA and real-life football?
FIFA 22 Next Gen Demo
FIFA 22 Demo release is expected to be available from 15th September 2021 for Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.
FIFA 22 Demo version will be free and it is predicted that EA releases two versions of the demo, one for the next-gen consoles and one for the current-gen consoles and PC.
Next Gen consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X are out now, although stock has been difficult to come by!
Any Demo for FIFA 22 should be available on all consoles by the time the new game comes around.
The Next Gen versions did not have their own copy of FIFA 21, but this could change ahead of FIFA 22 on PS5 or Xbox Series X.
What we'd like to see from FIFA 22 on PS5
Here's our wishlist for FIFA 22 on the PlayStation 5.
Improved Defensive mechanism:
In FIFA 21, attacking and striking felt fantastic, offering perhaps some of the tightest gameplay we’ve ever seen in that area.
Unfortunately, the game’s defensive options left a lot to be desired. The system is more than showing its age at this point, and perhaps a full defensive overhaul should be on the cards for FIFA 22.
EA have made dispossessing attackers was much tougher than it needs to be, with groups of defenders struggling to handle a single attacking player.
Consequently, the improvements to attacking greatly overshadowed the stale defending mechanics, which often led to unbalanced matches.
Ultimate Team Adjustments:
Co-op functionality has been added to Ultimate Team, however, it is tied to the single player experience, which provides another avenue of imbalance, as solo players could very easily be matched up with more than one player acting as their opponent.
A fully dedicated co-op mode would work wonders here, so you know you're playing 2 vs 2.
It would be great if FIFA 22 allowed the use of co-op in FUT Champions, allowing casual players to enjoy their 30 Weekend League Games with friend.