FIFA 22 will release for the last-gen consoles of PS4 and Xbox One as well as for the successors PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, but you shouldn’t expect a free upgrade.
FIFA 22 doesn’t offer a free upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X/S
The soccer fans who will buy a copy of the standard version of FIFA 22 for PS4 or Xbox One will not be able to upgrade to the new-gen versions for PS5 or Xbox Series X/S for free. Only buyers of the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 will get access to the versions of both console generations.
“Dual Entitlement is only available with the purchase of the FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition. The Standard Edition of FIFA 22 does not include Dual Entitlement,” can be read from the FAQ. “That means if you purchase FIFA 22 Standard Edition on PS4 and upgrade to PS5 later, you would need to purchase the PS5 version of the game to play.”
The catch is that buyers of the Ultimate Edition have to accept an extra charge of 30 EUR. All three editions can already be pre-ordered in the PlayStation Store, where the prices are given.
In addition to the upgrade, the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 offers other advantages, including a FUT hero item, 4 days early access, a FUT ones-to-watch item, and 4,600 FIFA Points. This number of FIFA Points currently costs 39.99 EUR for the predecessor in the PlayStation Store.
With the new approach, Electronic Arts deviates from the procedure of last year, when owners of the PS4 or Xbox One versions of FIFA 21 could upgrade to the next-gen versions at no additional cost, regardless of which edition they bought. Thanks to the downward compatibility, the last-gen version of FIFA 22 can also be played on the new consoles, but without the new-gen advantages.
FIFA 22 was formally announced yesterday, Sunday. The release date has been set. And you can also watch the first trailer for the new soccer game below.
FIFA 22 will be released on October 1, 2021, in the above versions for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC (via Steam and Origin), and Google Stadia. Nintendo Switch owners will receive the so-called FIFA 22 Legacy Edition.