• Alberto Mezzalira

New FIFA 22 gameplay trailer shows all new improvements

After days of speculations about the future of FIFA, as Konami decided to rebrand PES, EA Sports has released a new gameplay trailer for FIFA 22, showing off some of the new features added to the game.

This trailer highlights a variety of gameplay improvements, including the new machine learning-based player animations, the improved tactical AI and the overhauled goalkeeper performance. Moreover, new pre-game animations are shown, as well as the new commentary team of Derek Rae and Stewart Robson.

The trailer came out along with a Pitch Notes article on the FIFA 22 website; here the development team examines over 40 improvements or new features in detail.

The main new feature is that FIFA 22 adopts the so-called HyperMotion technology; using machine learning, it creates players animation in real time.

“A cutting-edge proprietary machine learning algorithm learns from over 8.7 million frames of advanced match capture, then writes new animations in real time to create organic football realism across a variety of interactions on the pitch,” EA claims.

“Learning from more than 8.7 million frames from Advanced 11v11 Match Capture, the ML – Flow machine learning algorithm writes new animations in real-time, enabling players to better adjust their stride and running cadence on approach to the ball to control or strike it more smoothly.”

In order to gather these data, EA has been conducting 11v11 matches with professional footballers wearing new Xsens motion capture suits. All of this will then provide frames of animation for the machine learning algorithm and new preset animations.

FIFA 22 will be released on October 1 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.

You can watch here the new gameplay trailer: