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FIFA 22 PC version receives no next-gen makeover; fans livid

Published: 15:28, 12 July 2021
The best version of FIFA 22 will be on Xbox Series X|S and PS5
The best version of FIFA 22 will be on Xbox Series X|S and PS5

EA Sports' FIFA will not be next-gen on PC for the second consecutive year, EA confirmed. The best way to play the game will be on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, while the PC version will basically be last-gen.

EA officially revealed FIFA 22, this year's iteration of their mega-popular football simulation. In a short trailer, EA featured some of the new tech they will be using to bring the game to life including the Hyper Motion, which EA describe as a groundbreaking new gameplay technology that "elevates every match across every mode in FIFA 22" but only on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Google Stadia.

Yes, you read that right, once again, PC players will not get the best available version of the FIFA game. Instead of releasing the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S version on PC, EA decided to exclude PC players from the next-gen goodness and offer the last-gen version.

Of course, this is nothing new since EA have traditionally never released the new-gen version on PC. This was the case when PS4 and Xbox One consoles released almost a decade ago. 

PC players are once again disappointed with the decision and are pretty vocal about it on social media and Reddit.

"It is so disappointing. On the pre-order page you can see that description for PC is the same as PS4 & Xbox one, whereas the PS5 description includes next-gen HyperMotion gameplay technology. Yeah, its probably just a marketing gimmick but the fact that PC will have last-gen again is unfair,"  Redditor Desmund writes.

EA explained that the majority of players don't have the necessary hardware to run the new game, which is obviously an absurd claim, which is being ridiculed online.

"Glad to see ea are looking out for me, my poor 3070 could never handle next-gen gameplay," CaptainGundam sarcastically writes.

The Reddit post where PC players are commenting on EA's decision currently has over 700 upvotes with 600 comments and it's currently top of the FIFA subreddit, which tells a lot.

We doubt EA are changing their mind on this and we sincerely hope that next year, the best version of FIFA 23 will be on PC.

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