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[UPDATE] FIFA 22 PC installation might be limited to one machine only

Published: 11:44, 13 July 2021
Updated: 13:13, 14 July 2021
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FIFA 22 PC version might be locked to one installation per machine
FIFA 22 PC version might be locked to one installation per machine

It looks like PC players will not be able to install FIFA 22 on more than one machine. The game's Steam page states that FIFA 22 will have "one machine activation limit".

UPDATE: EA have responded to our email, confirming that this listing was a mistake. Here is the official statement:

"We can confirm there is not a one machine limit for FIFA 22 on PC via Steam. This was listed incorrectly and the limitation has now been removed. We apologise for the confusion and thank our community for noticing the error."

Original story:

FIFA players have already been disappointed with the news that FIFA 22 on PC will not be a true next-gen version like on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Instead, the PC port will be more in line with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, which is certainly a major letdown.

However, the bad news does not end there for PC players. It looks like the FIFA 22 installation on PC will be locked to one machine, which means you will be able to install the game on only one PC. 

Here is the description on the official FIFA 22 Steam page : "Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: EA on-line activation and Origin client software installation and background use required.1 machine activation limit"

Steam FIFA 22 PC Steam version mentions 1 machine activation limit FIFA 22 PC Steam version mentions 1 machine activation limit

We have contacted EA Support for clarification on this but could not get a definitive answer. Their representative said that EA don't have anything to share regarding this at the moment but has also stated that judging by the Steam description, it seems that FIFA 22 installation will be limited to one machine only.

We have also contacted EA PR for a comment and will update the article if we get an answer.

As things stand, though, it does not look good for FIFA 22 PC players. This certainly seems to be an absurd decision since FIFA 21 PC version is not locked to one installation. You can install the game on several machines without any issues, which is how it should be, to be honest. 

Hopefully, FIFA 22 will also follow the same pattern and this description on Steam is just a human error.

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