We all know EA Sports loves a good buzzword, but FIFA 22’s advancements in motion capture – HyperMotion, as the publisher’s named it – does look to be a game changer. The functionality is exclusive to the next-gen version, and utilises Machine Learning based on a real-world match of football to completely transform the way the title both looks and feels.
Players will now adjust their stride relative to their position compared to the ball, and new close control animations will transform the way lofted passes and goalkicks are collected. There’s also a complete rewrite to the way goalkeepers react, in addition to revised artificial intelligence that will see attackers run into space and defenders work as a unit.
There’s some floaty footage in the trailer, but on the whole it does look like a step forward for the series. How are you feeling about this year’s game?