Gamers will be able to upgrade from PS4 to PS5 and Xbox One to Xbox Series X | S only digitally and only with a more expensive version
Electronic Arts announced FIFA 22 over the weekend but hid bad news for fans in the folds of the presentation.
The heir of FIFA 21, unlike his predecessor, will not offer the possibility of a free upgrade to the next gen.
This year, it must be said, the gap between one generation and another will be deeper, at least according to the first leaked details.
Among the novelties, we will have a technology called Hypermotion that will increase the amount of realism significantly on PS5, Xbox Series X | S, and Stadia.
According to a FAQ on the official website, the next-gen upgrade will only be included in FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition, and not in the standard version.
This means that players wishing to take advantage of the title of the sport both on PS4 or Xbox One and on PS5 or Xbox Series X | S will have to spend € 10 more specifically for this purpose.
Furthermore, the FAQ suggests that there will not be an upgrade to purchase and redeem separately, since “if you buy FIFA 22 Standard Edition on PS4 and upgrade to PS5 later, you will need to purchase the PS5 version of the title to play”.
The FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition will only be available digitally and will be the only version in which Dual Entitlement will be included.
Like last year on FIFA 21, Dual Entitlement will have some limitations when it comes to cross-progression.
Game saves from one console to another will only carry over for FUT (including FIFA Points) and Volta, while modes such as Career and Pro Club will remain out.
Not a real price increase like the ones we discussed over the weekend, but certainly a maneuver by EA to weigh the cost of next-gen evolution for the new iteration of the franchise.
It should be noted that this was the same strategy adopted by 2K Games for NBA 2K21, which evidently set a good example.
Even Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War had proposed an upgrade to Xbox SS5 and Series X | S for a fee, to buy even separately.