The release date for the FIFA 22 EA Play trial is almost here but fans will not be able to download a free demo on either PlayStation, Xbox, or PC.

Although VAR and referees continue to be painful headaches, the beautiful game is always the biggest and best sport in the world and there’s plenty to look forward with EA’s forthcoming representation. Not only will Man United fans finally be able to play as Ronaldo again without it feeling like a far-off fantasy, but fans of the red devils will also be able to get the Ronnie and Rooney band back together in Ultimate Team.

Away from reliving the glory days before 2010, everyone will also be able to enjoy a revamped career mode and improved gameplay on next-generation consoles.

FIFA 22 | Official Gameplay Trailer

FIFA 22 | Official Gameplay Trailer

Is there a FIFA 22 demo?

There is no free FIFA 22 demo to download on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X, or PC.

This is because the publisher is instead providing fans with 10 and 20-hour trials instead courtesy of their EA Play app. You will be able to access the full game for both time limits, but you will also need to pay a small fee to enjoy.

EA stopped the annual tradition of free demos before release date with FIFA 21. Their Twitter statement said that tradition was severed because the development team wanted to focus on “delivering the best full game experience for current and next-gen consoles”.

How to play FIFA 22 early

The only ways to play FIFA 22 early is through EA Play and by pre-ordering the Ultimate edition.

Subscribing to EA Play will allow you to run onto the pitch on September 22nd, meanwhile pre-ordering the Ultimate edition will bag you the full game on September 27th. The Standard edition release date is October 1st for everyone.

While it’s disappointing that there’s no free demo, the 10 and 20-hour trials are much better. This is because they allow you to experience every mode as any team, and an EA Play subscription is as little as £3.99 per month or £19.99 every year.

If you have no interest in any of the publisher’s other games and are planning to buy FIFA 22, we’d simply recommend paying £3.99 for one month. Make sure to disable automatic renewal so you’re not charged again.

Ultimate edition bonuses

The Ultimate edition price is £89.99 and below are all of its exclusive bonuses:

  • FIFA 22 PS4 & FIFA 22 PS5 (Xbox One, Series X)
  • FUT Hero Item
  • 4 Days Early Access
  • FUT Ones to Watch item
  • 4,600 FIFA Points
  • TOTW 1 Player & Mbappé Loan Item
  • FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent

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