We’ve been getting a slew of new information regarding FIFA 22 as we get closer to the official launch. Now thanks to the info we got through a trailer and blog post on the official EA website, it’s confirmed that the company is planning to bring new functionality to the Career Mode section of the game. Fans will now be able to create their own clubs from the ground up.
By giving fans the ability to create a brand-new team all on their own, EA is looking to have players feel more invested than ever in Career Mode.
Fans will be given control over all aspects of the team, from the color of the kits to what the commentary team will call your club. Customization of a pre-existing stadium will also allow you to control what the fans will be chanting.
The squad you will start with will be randomized, but you will have a lot of control over the ability and age of your team. You will be required to first pick the average star rating and age of the squad before your players are created.
The league you choose to start your career in will determine the mix of nationalities in the squad. So, if you pick the Premier League, given that 7% of the Premier League players are French, there would be a 7% chance that a randomly generated player will also be French.
It isn’t easy to keep making a game every 12 months and have it feel fresh every time. EA is definitely feeling the heat this year as Konami has decided to make a bombastic comeback with its football sim, Pro Evolution Soccer.
Pro Evo will be rebranded to eFootball later this year and will ditch the annual release system entirely. Instead, the game will be free-to-play and will receive periodic updates like many other multiplayer games such as Warzone.
EA’s additions to FIFA 22 show that the company is aware it must make drastic changes to its football sim to keep fans coming back.
Its HyperMotion technology available in the next-gen version of the game is another measure it is taking to have a leg up on its competition. But, the company isn’t endearing itself to last-gen owners, as they have confirmed that FIFA 22 will not include any next-gen upgrades.
About FIFA 22
FIFA 22 is the upcoming 2022 installment in the popular football games series. The game will arrive on October 1, 2021, and be powered by groundbreaking new HyperMotion technology on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia.
Overall, the title will be playable on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia.