EA has revealed some FIFA 22 gameplay features, which include a brand new goalkeeper system, true game ball physics, new explosive sprint mechanic and new attacking tactics.
These are obviously not all of the new gameplay features in the game, but it gives us a taste of what’s to come.
- GOALKEEPER REWRITE – A brand new goalkeeper system brings a new level of intelligence to the last line of defence, unlocking more reliable shot-stopping and smarter decision-making between the posts. Goalkeeper positioning personality replicates the different styles of keepers throughout the game – to represent the lightning-fast reflexes of world-class shot stoppers.
- TRUE BALL PHYSICS – Real-world data imported into FIFA 22 takes the game’s ball physics to a new level of realism. Tuned parameters including speed, swerve, air drag, air resistance, ground friction, and rolling friction mean every touch, trap, shot, volley, pass, and dribble will look, move, and fly like the real thing.
- EXPLOSIVE SPRINT – A new gameplay mechanic that changes the dynamic of one-on-one situations, Explosive Sprint gives you more control over acceleration when dribbling or defending. Lure opponents in and choose when to unleash your full speed to get away from the defender as you drive your team forward in attack.
- NEW ATTACKING TACTICS – Set up your team with different styles in each half of the pitch with new attacking tactics that give you more control over how you play in FIFA 22: keep the ball in your half and explode into attack with fast build up in the opponent’s, play direct from box to box, or line up in your own unique style.
Just in case you missed it, check out the first FIFA 22 trailer, focusing on the new next-gen HyperMotion gameplay technology. The new tech promises to bring the most realistic and immersive gameplay experience to life, in every match and across every mode.
Of note, HyperMotion is exclusive to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and Google Stadia, so it appears PC users will once again be left out.