FIFA 22 is coming – who'd have thunk it? – amid what EA big boss CEO Andrew Wilson describes as a "massive year of innovation". This will be the football series' second year on PS5 and Xbox Series X, and developer EA Canada promises huge changes, such as 11-on-11 mo-cap and an even more deadly sprint button. (Gulp.) Need to know what else is new? Then you're in the right place. Below we look at the FIFA 22 release date, trailer, features and much more, in your everything-in-one-place FIFA 22 guide.
2020 was an outlier year for the FIFA series, thanks to both the pandemic and winter release of new consoles. From FIFA 11 to FIFA 20 each annual iteration emerged at the back end of September, but FIFA 21 was shifted into October last year on PS4 and Xbox One – and December 3 for the new generation of machines. There's more uniformity this time around: the FIFA 22 release date is Friday, 1 October.