FIFA 22 may not be confirmed as yet, but its announcement during the summer will be 2021’s most unsurprising reveal. Since its 1993 Mega Drive inception we’ve received a new football game from EA every year, and the arrival of PS5 and Xbox Series X ensures that this winter will be no different. What will it look like, how will it play, and when can we expect the FIFA 22 release date? Let’s set some speculative answers in place using GR’s everything-in-one-place FIFA 22 guide.
2020 was an outlier year for the FIFA series, thanks to both the pandemic and winter release of new consoles. From FIFA 11 to FIFA 20 each annual iteration emerged at the back end of September, but FIFA 21 was shifted into October last year on PS4 and Xbox One – and December 3 for the new generation of machines. Expect more uniformity this time around, particularly with Konami rival PES 2022 headed to PS5 and Xbox Series X for the first time. GR therefore anticipates a FIFA 22 release date of Friday, September 24 across all formats, with early access offered as a pre-order bonus, and kicking off earlier that same week.