FIFA 22, the newest chapter in Electronic Arts’ football simulation series, will not support next-gen functions on PC. The confirmation comes from the official EA Sports release. It is possible to read that technology such as HyperMotion will not be made available because “they would have raised excessively the requests for the minimum requirements.” PC users, therefore, will only be able to play the last-gen version of the game, equal to the one available on PS4 and Xbox One.
Although it seems a sensational own goal at first glance, EA considered it important to explain that it is a practically obligatory choice to guarantee a certain level of accessibility.
“When we debated which generation of the game to use for the PC version, we looked at our fans and the capabilities of the hardware available to them,” said EA executive producer Aaron McHardy.
“With this information, we were able to understand what the average hardware capacity of PC gamers in the world is, and in the end, we realized that running the game with next-gen features would require too high minimum requirements, and cut out many players.”
HyperMotion is obviously not a technology that can be turned on or off at will, which is why PC gamers will have to give it up. Fortunately, the game’s price on PC remains the best, with the Standard edition offered on Steam at € 59.99.