Check out what we know so far about the FIFA 22 licenses, along with all the latest news below.
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The release date for EA's upcoming title has finally been revealed!
After months of speculation, EA has officially announced that FIFA 22 will be released on Friday, 1 October 2021.
The official FIFA 22 trailer has finally been revealed!
The reveal trailer has got fans hyped for the upcoming release, featuring cover star Kylian Mbappe, along with top talents Trent Alexander-Arnold and Christian Pulisic.
The trailer gives us an idea of how EA will Hypermotion Technology to implement real-life player movements into FIFA 22 gameplay.
While EA still holds the rights to the player names but losing Juventus, in particular, has been a significant blow to the franchise.
EA did not take it lightly though and signed both Milan clubs to long-term exclusive deals.
With Napoli and Atalanta now joining the exclusive ranks on Konami, how will EA respond this time?
Napoli leaving FIFA
The first bit of news about licenses this year was bad for FIFA, with Italian club Napoli on their way out.
Napoli has signed an exclusive deal with Konami, meaning the club will no longer appear on FIFA.
The deal is effective immediately, although exclusivity does not kick in until the 2022/23 season, so Napoli should still feature on FIFA 22.
Another one bites the dust
Atalanta, who have ripped up the script in both Italy and Europe in recent seasons, will become an exclusive partner with Pro Evo from the 2021/22 season.
We would imagine Atalanta will be named after its location in FIFA 22 - either the city of Bergamo or the region of Lombardy.
We like the sound of Bergamo CF or SSC Lombardia to give them that true European feel.
There are plenty of fans around the world who want to see their national teams represented on FIFA.
As ever, FIFPlay is running a poll to see which national teams the fans want to see most, and so far, Iran is the standout favourites!
There are some higher-ranked nations absent though, with World Cup runners-up Croatia the biggest to be completely missing from the FIFA roster.
Brazil are a unique case though, as they remain in the game but their squad is filled with generic players. We would love this rectified when FIFA 22 comes out later in the year.
Will we see any new leagues arrive in FIFA 22 later this year?
We certainly hope so, especially as we only lost leagues last year.
We want the Brazilian league back. Any new league is always exciting, but the Brazilian league is a real miss, especially when it remains in the game with generic players.
The FIFPlay vote for new leagues sees the Greek League as a surprise leader, followed by the Hungarian league.
Promoted clubs from the Championship, like Leeds last year, will see their stadiums appear in FIFA 22 thanks to EA's relationship with the Premier League.
It's almost a shoo-in that Norwich and Watford will be promoted, but their stadiums are already in FIFA 21.
The same can be said for Swansea's Liberty Stadium - but Brentford - who lost in the Play-Off Final last year, are in the running once again, along with the likes of Barnsley and Reading.