Details have been announced for FIFA 22 but not everyone is happy as PC and Nintendo Switch gamers have been left out in the cold.

EA introduced to the world the latest yearly version of their iconic series after Euro 2020 finished with Italy deservedly beating perennial losers England. Fronted again by PSG and France superstar Kylian Mbappe, a trailer for the game was released and it will likely get diehard fans on board.

FIFA 22 will be the first time the series is introduced to next-generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S keeping the big two happy.

It’s PC and Switch users who didn’t have as much to shout about though. As per Eurogamer, EA confirmed that the PC edition of the game won’t include the latest next-gen improvements. That means the last-gen game will likely be very similar to FIFA 21 with minimal improvements.

Fans were unsurprisingly frustrated by the announcement, sharing their ire on Reddit. In an attempt to explain their decision, EA have suggested that this move is to ensure that those with less powerful systems will be able to enjoy the latest game at solid speeds, which is certainly fair.

Executive producer Aaron McHardy said that they had evidence to suggest that players were unfortunately being left out in the cold, unable to play the game properly. Therefore, the developers have opted to placate the wider FIFA community that play on PC. As a result, the all-new and intriguing HyperMotion technology, which aims to bring greater realism to player’s movement on the pitch, will sadly only be available on next-gen consoles.

If you can recover from the disappointing PC and Switch news, FIFA 22 will be released on October 1st 2021 for PC via Steam, Google Stadia and Origin, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4. Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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