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News Madden NFL 22 Adds Tottenham Hotspur Content Ahead of the London Games
This weekend the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets will descend on London for a seasonal match-up that will put one of the two teams on at least two wins – although, given the state of these franchises, we wouldn’t be surprised if they both found a way to lose. The game – the first of a two-part series – will be played at the...
News EA Sports' Future FIFA Games Might Not Be Called FIFA
EA considering rebrand of football sims going forward
Electronic Arts is reviewing its licensing agreement with FIFA that lets it use the brand for its ultra-popular football games. FIFA, or Federation Internationale de Football Association, is the organisation that governs global football (or soccer, if you want), and it's also been the name of EA...
News FIFA 22 Goes Full Anime with Pricey Premium Cosmetics
The theme, bizarrely, for the first season of FIFA 22 is neo-future sci-fi, and EA Sports has marked the occasion with a round of premium cosmetics, available from the release’s in-game store. Purchasable with Coins or FIFA Points, these unusual customisation items even have their own story, centring on a character called Mirai and...
News FIFA 22's PS5, PS4 Launch Trailer Must Have Cost a Fortune
David Beckham! Zinedine Zidane! Ryan Reynolds?
There’s star-studded, and then there’s this FIFA 22 launch trailer. Holy heck, EA Sports has seriously flashed the cheque book here: there are appearances from England legend David Beckham, French midfield maestro Zinedine Zidane, the Champions League winning Chelsea squad, and cover star Kylian...
News NHL 22 Pulls Back the Curtain with 27 Minutes of Gameplay
In the second of a four-part series of videos offering a deep-dive look into NHL 22 — the first being a long look at World of CHEL — we get an absolutely massive twenty-seven-minute gameplay breakdown. It's about the equivalent of sitting down and getting to see a game played straight through. This of course includes running...
Hands On FIFA 22 Feels Like Real Football for Once
As far as this author is concerned, FIFA has never felt quite right. For a franchise sold as a soccer simulator, there’s a case for EA Sports getting done under the trade descriptions act – it’s never really resembled real football, more an analogue of the sport like the distinctly arcade Rocket League. But based on over six hours...
News FIFA 22's Intro Sequence Is Unexpectedly Awesome
FIFA 22’s opening salvo is surprising, star-studded, and awesomely unexpected. It starts out in Paris, with David Beckham enjoying a coffee in a glitzy hotel. The scene then switches to a room on a lower floor, where you choose your avatar after being contacted by French freestyler Lisa Zimouche. The game then goes on to teach...
News FIFA 22's Soundtrack Has 122 Songs, Over Six Hours of Music
Artists from over 27 countries
FIFA 22’s soundtrack is the largest in the series’ history, packing 122 songs and over six hours of music across all of its main modes. EA Sports has selected artists from over 27 countries, and it promises that the playlist represents a number of cultures, establishing the football franchise as the “world’s...
News FIFA 22 Player Ratings Revealed, and Messi's Still Top of the League as Ronaldo Gets Docked a Point
The top 22
EA Sports has revealed the top 22 players in FIFA 22 (see what they did there?) as per this year's player ratings. All of the in-game stats are based on The Ratings Collective, which is a football scouting network, but there's no doubt that the rankings will spark a lot of discussion — as they do every year. So, who's top of the pile?...
News Cristiano Ronaldo, Jack Grealish Among the Ones to Watch in FIFA 22's Ultimate Team
Twitter transfer sensation Fabrizio Romano makes trailer
Returning Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo and new Manchester City recruit Jack Grealish are among the Ones to Watch in FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team. The Portuguese and English stars will be joined by Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konaté, and Real Madrid’s David...
News FIFA 22 Will Make Goals Feel Better Than Ever on PS5
Haptic feedback being enhanced
EA Sports is ramping up support for PlayStation 5’s innovative DualSense controller in FIFA 22, building on the concepts it introduced with the series’ inaugural next-gen outing last year. This time it’ll be leveraging haptic feedback to mimic the sensation of the ball hitting the net when you score a goal,...
News Madden NFL 22 Will Be Free-to-Play on PS5, PS4, for Season Kick Off
Run it back
Football is back this week, with the season kick off pitting the Dallas Cowboys against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And to mark the occasion, EA Sports is making Madden NFL 22 free-to-play across the PlayStation 5 and PS4. Starting 9th September through 12th September, you’ll be able to download the American football simulation and play...
News Represent One of Ten Colleges in Madden NFL 22's Superstar KO
Back to school
We’re going to have to wait a little while longer for the return of EA Sports College Football, but until then, Madden NFL 22 is hoping to warm you up with the addition of ten prestigious programs to its Superstar KO mode. You’ll be able to represent the likes of Clemson, LSU, and University of Florida, as you partake in the new...
News NHL 22 Shows First Proper Look at Gameplay with New Trailer
It definitely looks like a hockey game
After NHL 22’s reveal trailer last week, it was only a matter of time before we got a proper look at how the frozen sports next-gen debut would play. Today, we get our first real glimpse at the game, with a pretty extensive gameplay trailer with commentary that highlights the new features coming to this...
Review Madden NFL 22 (PS5) - Franchise Finally Gets Some TLC in Improved American Football Sim
Throw it in rotation
Prior to the release of the disappointing Madden NFL 21, publisher EA Sports made a promise to series stalwarts that it would improve Franchise in future entries. The lack of improvements to the popular campaign mode in last year’s entry was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many fans, and it triggered a series of...
News FIFA 22's Volta Football Is All About Tekkers, Adds Arcade Minigames
EA Sports is unlikely to ever revisit its Street series, so it’s important that it continues to invest in modes like Volta Football and The Yard in FIFA 22 and Madden NFL 22 respectively. We’re already fairly happy with what we’ve played of the latter, but now it’s time to turn our attention to the publisher’s flagship soccer...
News NHL 22 Reveal Trailer Shows Off a New Look for the Franchise on PS5, PS4
NHL joins the Frostbite family in October
Things are certainly shaping up nicely for NHL 22, aren't they? While normally a generational transition for a sports title is something to be feared — we still haven't forgotten NHL 15 — NHL 22 seems poised to buck that trend. The last of EA's sports franchises to make the leap to the Frostbite engine,...
News NHL 22 PS5 Trailer Imminent, Adding Superstar X-Factors from Madden NFL
Switching to signature Frostbite engine
After a return to form on PlayStation 4 last year, NHL 22 will make the transition to both the PS5 and EA’s signature Frostbite engine – with a first trailer scheduled to debut tomorrow, 19th August. Early details leaked online confirm that the title will be adding Superstar X-Factors first introduced in
News FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Tries to Make Mode More Appealing to Everyone
FIFA 22 will, of course, plot the return of the franchise’s most popular mode, Ultimate Team. While the feature set remains familiar, however, EA Sports is putting progression under the knife, as it seeks to make the game more rewarding to players of all skill levels. Division Rivals, for example, now operates using a...
News Madden NFL 22's EA Play Early Access Kicks Off on 12th August
EA Play subscribers will be able to pass rush an early access trial of Madden NFL 22 from 12th August, and for Ultimate Team players there will be exclusive challenges reserved for the pre-release period. Those of you who dig into the popular team building mode will be able to complete time-limited challenges focusing on cover stars Tom...
News FIFA 22 Refreshes Player Career, Adds Dressing Room Atmosphere
Also, Create a Club returns
With major sports games like NBA 2K22 and MLB The Show 21 all focusing heavily on Player Career modes, it’s no surprise to see EA Sports bolster that feature in FIFA 22. An extensive Pitch Notes blog post delves into the details of this year’s Career experience, with plenty of thoughtful additions to the flagship...
News FIFA 22 Trailer Latches on to Buzzwords, Shows New PS5 Gameplay
It's all about HyperMotion again
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...
News Alex Scott Becomes First Female Broadcast Voice in FIFA 22
Lee Dixon axed
Former Arsenal and England footballer Alex Scott’s meteoric rise as a pundit has seen her land a job in FIFA 22, where she’ll appear as a side-line reporter digging into events occurring off-screen. The broadcaster – who’ll become the first ever female voice in the franchise – will fulfil Alan McInally’s role, providing...
News EA Sports PGA Tour to Feature Women's Golf Tournaments
LPGA comes to next-gen golf game
Electronic Arts has made yet another announcement relating to its upcoming EA Sports PGA Tour title. The game, coming to PlayStation 5 next year, is an officially licensed golf sim, and is already set to feature the tournaments you'd expect: The Masters will be exclusive to this game, and it'll also contain the US...
News FIFA 22 Showcases First Snippets of PS5's New HyperMotion Gameplay
Plenty of potential, for sure
EA’s ongoing Spotlight series – a kind of precursor to the upcoming EA Play Live press conference later this week – has showcased the first snippets of raw FIFA 22 gameplay, utilising the new HyperMotion technology the publisher has been boasting about. There are a lot of buzzwords at play here – includin
News Madden NFL 22 Outlines Post-Release Scouting System Overhaul
Adding depth to drafting
For the first time in years, EA Sports is investing in Franchise mode in Madden NFL 22, and it’s making some massive improvements to the mode. One oft-requested update, Scouting, will be added post-release in a September live service update – and it sounds like a big improvement. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys...
News FIFA 22 Will Allow You to Create Your Own Club in Career Mode
Push Square FC targeting the Champions League
FIFA 22 will finally allow you to create your own football club in Career mode, according to a press release shared by EA Sports. While the correspondence is light on details, it teases an “all-new Create a Club experience”. Presumably, this will enable you to design the kit and logo of your squad,...
Review F1 2021 (PS5) - Great Additions Make This the Best, and Most Accessible, F1 Sim
Put your pedal to the Vettel
As a general rule, annual sports games get just that little bit better with each passing year, and that's certainly true for Codemasters' Formula One series. The officially licensed sim racer has been gradually improving each summer, and with F1 2021, the studio has made some wonderful additions that make this year's...
News FIFA 22 PS4 to PS5 Upgrade Locked Behind £90 Ultimate Edition
No free upgrade this year
There will be no free PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 upgrade for FIFA 22, EA Sports has confirmed. This means that if you buy the PS4 version with the expectation of eventually upgrading to the PS5 version free of charge, then you're out of luck. You'll have to buy the game again on PS5, unless you pay more for the Ultimate...
News FIFA 22 Sure Is Talking a Big Game on PS5
Machine learning writes new animations in real-time
You’ll be familiar with the cycle by now: EA Sports announces a new FIFA with a bunch of ambitious and eye-catching buzzwords, then the game releases and the community lambasts it. HyperMotion Technology is the latest marketing term coined by the juggernaut publisher for FIFA 22, and as usual, on...
News FIFA 22 Officially Revealed, and It's All About HyperMotion Gameplay Technology
EA Sports aiming for realism
EA Sports has pulled back the curtain on FIFA 22 with a predictably vague trailer — but the gist of it is that this year's instalment is powered by 'HyperMotion Technology'. Supposedly, this new tech allows EA Sports to create more lifelike gameplay through realistic animations and player interactions. The developer's...
News FIFA 22 Reveal Happening This Weekend, Mbappé Back on the Cover
FIFA 22 will be officially revealed this weekend, EA Sports has confirmed. The annual soccer sim will debut on YouTube at 4:30PM BST / 5:30PM CEST on the 11th July — just hours before Italy take on England in the Euro 2020 final. A big day for footy fans, then. And to the surprise of no one, this year's cover will once again feature...
News Madden NFL 22's Face of the Franchise Depicts Your Rise to Stardom
This year's denser mode detailed
Madden NFL 21’s story was a car crash, but EA Sports is giving Face of the Franchise one more run in Madden NFL 22. The mode will once again see you start out at college before getting drafted to the NFL, and you’ll be able to select from a variety of different classes to determine your personality on the turf...
News Madden NFL 22 PS5 Gameplay Trailer Details the New Game Day Experience
Are you Madden, bro?
Madden NFL 22’s big new gameplay feature this year is what it’s describing as Dynamic Gameday – and unfortunately for PlayStation 4 owners, it’ll only be available on next-gen consoles. The idea is that the title aims to better capture what it’s like playing in a real-life NFL game, so if you’re away from home and...
News Madden NFL 22 Completely Transforms Franchise Mode on PS5, PS4
A big W
EA Sports regularly gets criticised – and rightly so – but Madden NFL 22’s rebuilt Franchise Mode is shaping up to be something special. The publisher announced a commitment to its most popular single player mode prior to the release of Madden NFL 21, and in fairness to the firm, it looks like it’s delivered. This year’s game is...
News EA Sports PGA Tour Adds US Open Championship, Amateur Events
Putt 'em up
We’re yet to see a single second of gameplay footage from EA Sports PGA Tour, which is scheduled to release next year on PlayStation 5. However, the publisher has been busy snapping up licenses, with the Masters already under its peaked hat. Now it’s also confirmed that the title will include support for the US Open, with both Torrey...
News Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes Headline Madden NFL 22 on PS5, PS4
Releases on 20th August
Madden NFL 22 will launch a deep shot to the PlayStation 5 and PS4 from 20th August, and here’s your first look at “enhanced” next-gen gameplay footage. The American football sim’s headline new feature, Dynamic Gameday, promises to transform the experience across all modes. “Whether installing a weekly game plan in...
News F1 2021 Introduces a Comprehensive PS5, PS4 Racing Suite
If you’re a fan of F1 or motorsport in general, then the upcoming PlayStation 5 and PS4 simulation racer F1 2021 looks just about as comprehensive as you could imagine. While it’s unquestionably building from the strong foundations of its forebears, this is a huge package, complete with co-op career, the management-based MyTeam...
News Madden NFL 22 PS5, PS4 Reveal Targets 17th June
Madden NFL 22’s cover athlete – alongside, we assume, first gameplay details – will be revealed on 17th June. A teaser trailer uploaded to the franchise’s various social media accounts show a goat and a kid, which would seemingly corroborate rumours that quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes are set to front this year’s...
News FIFA 21 Immortalises Murdered Player Kiyan Prince on 15th Anniversary of His Death
QPR youth player now part of the game
Murdered Queens Park Rangers youth player Kiyan Prince has been immortalised in FIFA 21 on the 15th anniversary of his death. He was tragically stabbed at the age of 15 while trying to break up a fight at school. Now, EA has added Prince to the QPR squad in FIFA 21 as a 30-year-old player — the age he would be...
News EA Sports Acquires Super Mega Baseball Developer
EA Sports has acquired Metalhead Software, the Canadian team behind the Super Mega Baseball series. The publisher said in a press release that it intends to help grow the developer’s popular arcade baseball series, as well as develop new gaming and sports experiences. “We look forward to supporting and investing in the team so they can...
News Fly Your Fanboy Colours with FIFA 21's PlayStation FC Kit
Play has no limits
You can now swear your allegiance to PlayStation FC with an exclusive kit available in FIFA 21. To be fair, given the overall state of some of the uniforms in EA Sports’ soccer sim, this is well worth copping – especially as it’ll only cost you fodder from your Ultimate Team inventory. You’ll need to complete a single...
News What Would the Super League Mean for FIFA 22?
Plans crumble as all six Premier League sides withdraw
Update: With all six Premier League clubs withdrawing from the Super League this evening, following strong criticism from fans, media, and even the British government, we anticipate EA Sports will be sleeping much more soundly this evening. Original Story: Football has been rocked to its core...
News EA Sports PGA Tour Travels to Augusta with Exclusive Access to the Masters
EA Sports has grabbed its biggest sand wedge and is taking the fight directly to PGA Tour 2K21: upcoming golf simulation EA Sports PGA Tour will feature exclusive access to the Masters tournament in Augusta. Those who can differentiate their putter from their 5 Iron will know that the prestigious tournament is arguably the most famous...
News NHL 21 Puckers Up to EA Play from 12th April, FIFA 21 Wins As One in May
Through on goal
As previously promised, ice hockey sim NHL 21 will pucker up to EA Play starting 12th April, meaning subscribers will be able to download the full game as part of their membership. The title had been available as a free 10 hour trial on the service, but now you’ll be able to play for as long as you like – assuming your...
News 2K Sports Looking Forward to Sharing More on PGA Tour 2K, As EA Announces Next-Gen Golf Game
Update: Despite the announcement from EA regarding its next-gen PGA Tour title, 2K Sports remains committed to its own PGA Tour 2K franchise's future: “We’ve seen tremendous success with PGA TOUR 2K21 and look forward to sharing more information on the next PGA Tour 2K game, including Tiger Woods’ exclusive involvement, in the future,”...
News #EAGate Investigation Uncovers 'Questionable Activity' in FIFA 21's Ultimate Team
EA Sports has released a longer, updated statement outlining the ongoing #EAGate scandal that has rocked the FIFA 21 community. You may recall earlier in the week, the publisher said it was investigating social media claims which appeared to insinuate that an employee had sold some of the rarest cards in the Ultimate Team mode for €1,0
News EA Sports' College Football Game Won't Kick Off for Years
Documentation reveals July 2023 target
There was much optimism among the American football community earlier this year when EA Sports announced that it’s working on an all-new College Football game for the PlayStation 5. However, documentation obtained from the Collegiate Licensing Company pegs a proposed July 2023 release window for the title,...
News #EAGate Erupts as FIFA 21 Employee Is Alleged to Have Sold FUT Cards for €1,000s
FIFA 21’s controversial Ultimate Team mode is already in hot water with various governments around the world, but now its most dedicated community is up in arms as a scandal has erupted on social media today. EA Sports has already issued a strong statement in an attempt to calm tensions, after it was alleged that an employee sold some of...
News Free FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Packs for Anyone Who's Logged In
Pack it up
EA Sports must be feeling generous this week, because it’s giving away free FIFA 21 Ultimate Team packs to anyone who’s logged into the game since its launch last year. Your reward will depend on your engagement, with goodies ranging from a Jumbo Premium Gold Pack all the way up to an Ultimate Pack; you’ll need to have played on at...