Football fans will soon be able to get their hands on Fifa 22. Photo: Joe Pepler

FIFA 22 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and game developer EA announced a slew of new features for this year’s installment.

Football fans will no longer wait for the 2022 version of FIFA and there are several ways to access the game before release.

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Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 22:

What is the release date?

FIFA 22 is scheduled for release on Friday October 1.

How can I get early access?

The first way to get early access to FIFA 22 is to sign up for EA Play.

EA Play will give you a 10-hour trial of the full game before release, starting Wednesday, September 22.

The EA game costs £ 3.99 per month or £ 19.99 per year on PlayStation, Xbox and Windows.

Membership will grant you access to monthly rewards such as Ultimate Team Season XP Boosts and Ultimate Team Stadium Customization Names.

You can sign up for EA Play on your PlayStation or Xbox store, or through Stream if you’re on a PC.

Another way to get your hands on FIFA 22 earlier is to pre-order the Ultimate Edition of the game, which will set you back £ 89.99.

By ordering the Ultimate Edition, you can play the game four days earlier, along with a number of upgrades and ultimate team items.

Is there a demo for FIFA 22?

There are currently no demo games for this year’s FIFA release.

A demo seems unlikely this year as EA has not released a demo for FIFA 21.

The biggest feature of FIFA 22 is HyperMotion technology, which will be exclusive to Xbox Series X / S, PlayStation 5, and Stadia.

EA used motion capture on 22 professional players and combined it with a machine learning algorithm to create more realistic in-game movements.

Another big addition is the ability to create your own club in career mode, a feature that fans have long wanted.

Hero cards on the Ultimate Team have also been confirmed.

Who’s on the cover of FIFA 22?

Forward of Paris Saint-Germain and France, Kylian Mbappé is on the cover of FIFA this year.

Where can I pre-order FIFA 22?

Fans will need to make sure to pre-order FIFA 22 before the October 1 release date so they don’t miss a thing.

Here’s where you can pre-order FIFA 22:

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