Ps5 Fifa 22
FIFA 22 — out now globally — is EA's first football sim title to cross console generations at launch in eight years. FIFA 21 which got a mid-season next-gen upgrade, but FIFA 22 has been designed for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X from scratch. It's got a bunch of new gameplay features, dubbed under the collective “Hypermotion Technology”. I didn't get to try any of them though, because they are not available on PC or PlayStation 4, or the Xbox One version that I played. FIFA 22 is leaving PC users behind for no reason, harkening back to the FIFA 09 years when PC was also given short shrift. But it's worth noting that this is how FIFA 22 will be played by the majority, with PS5 and Series S/X far from being mass market yet due to global chip shortage and supply chain constraints.
It's also why there's no cross-gen support, because FIFA 22 is two different games across the console eras. Annoyingly, EA Sports has yet again ignored cross-play, which now further stands out in the wake of its rival eFootball — previously Pro Evolution Soccer — going free-to-play with full cross-play. The only good news is that thanks to Sony and Microsoft's backward compatibility efforts, PS5 and Xbox Series S/X owners can play with their friends by installing the PS4 and Xbox One version of FIFA 22, respectively.