FIFA 22 Legacy Edition coming to Switch, doing the bare minimum again

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Electronic Arts (EA) has announced FIFA 22 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Stadia with a release date of October 1, 2021. Meanwhile, Nintendo Switch is getting FIFA 22 Legacy Edition. The explicit details of the legacy edition have not been provided, but if it’s anything like past legacy editions, it will update kits, clubs, and squad rosters but otherwise be almost completely identical to other Switch FIFA entries, doing the bare minimum to squeeze more money out of soccer enthusiasts. For reference, FIFA 21 Legacy Edition retails for $49.99 digitally on the Nintendo Switch eShop, but physical copies go for $19.99-$29.99.

For people who don’t play FIFA 22 Legacy Edition on Nintendo Switch and instead opt to play the real game on other platforms, here’s what you can expect:

Powered by HyperMotion, FIFA 22 combines Advanced 11v11 Match Capture and proprietary machine learning technology to deliver the most realistic, fluid and responsive football experience for next-gen consoles and Stadia, unlocking the raw emotion, passion and physicality of the world’s game.

HyperMotion technology enabled the integration of the first-ever motion capture of 22 professional footballers playing at high intensity. Additionally, EA’s proprietary machine learning algorithm learns from more than 8.7 million frames of advanced match capture, then writes new animations in real time to create organic football movement across a variety of interactions on the pitch. Whether it’s a shot, pass or cross, HyperMotion transforms how players move on and off the ball.

You can safely expect none of this with FIFA 22 Legacy Edition on Nintendo Switch.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!