22 Jul 2021 2:10 PM +00:00

FIFA 22 set to be bigger and better on Xbox Series X|S

FIFA 22 is coming over the horizon, and fans can't wait to see what EA's next title has to offer on next-gen consoles!

So, check out eveything we know so far about FIFA 22 on Xbox Series X|S below.

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Latest News - EA Play Live Showcase

The next marker on the road to FIFA 22 is the spotlight showcase ahead of this year's EA Play Live.

The developers took us through Hypermotion Technology and what it is bringing to Next Gen consoles this year.

The event took place on Tuesday, 20 July at 1pm ET / 6pm BST.

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Release Date

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.

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Unlike FIFA 21, we expect a demo to be released beforehand giving us a first taste of the new game.

FIFA 22 Trailer

The official FIFA 22 trailer has finally been revealed!

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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 implement real-life player movements into FIFA 22 gameplay.

EA Play Live

Get it in your diaries folks, EA Play Live will arrive on Thursday, 22 July.

Electronic Arts revealed the official date on Twitter and it also confirms that the event will run separately to E3 2021.

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E3 2021 will begin a month earlier on Saturday, 12 June, and end on Tuesday, 15 June.

You will be able to watch on a live stream on various social channels, and at the very least we should get a first look at the FIFA 22 trailer.

FIFA 22 on Xbox Series X|S

By the time FIFA 22 is released, many of us will be playing on Next Gen consoles... hopefully.

All the next-gen consoles have been incredibly difficult to get hold of, but we hope by the time FIFA rolls around they will be more available.

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FIFA 22 on both Xbox Series X|S and PS5 could bring us the most realistic esports game ever, and we have already seen some of the graphic capabilities.

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 15 September 2021 for Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC/Stadia.

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.

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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.

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What we'd like to see from FIFA 22 on Xbox Series X|S

Here's our wishlist for FIFA 22 on the next gen.

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 has 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 friends.

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