During the official announcement of FIFA 22 we got a handful of information on how the new installment of the series will look like. Most of the news presented by EA Sports concerned the use of the power of next-gen consoles and interesting facts such as the introduction of FUT heroes in the Ultimate Team mode. On the game's official website, however, you can find one more extremely interesting news - FIFA 22 will give you the chance to create your own club from scratch in Career Mode..
The manager career mode has been ignored by Electronic Arts for many years, and fans have been accusing tha EA is focusing too much on the development of FUT, and thus neglecting other modules of the game. FIFA 21 has brought a huge change in this regard - completely revamping the career experience and adding a host of new elements, such as live simulation, the ability to change player positions and much more. It appears that EA Sports is planning to follow the path laid out a year ago and FIFA 22 will also bring changes in this area, the biggest of which is the aforementioned ability to create your own club.
Fans have long been requesting such a solution to be introduced to their favorite series. In the past we could create our own teams in the Creation Centre (since FIFA 12 to FIFA 14 inclusive) to then place them in any league in their career, but the editing options were very limited, plus it was very quickly removed from the series. It's not yet entirely clear how this whole process will work for FIFA 22. The game's official website states as follows: "Create a club and guide your players from relegation candidates to becoming one of the world's best teams". This suggests that our team will not immediately fight for the championship, and our first task will be to lead it from the bottom of the table and fight to stay in the league. Over time, however, seasoned managers should be able to take their clubs to the top and buy them some of the biggest stars in world football.
Interestingly, a very similar (if not identical) mechanism has long existed in the PES series, where players can create their team in the Master League mode, and the game gives them a dozen average players. By achieving good results we earn money, for which we can acquire better and better players. Perhaps it will work similarly in FIFA 22.
Finally, it's worth mentioning that EA promises that changes will also take place in the player's career, in which we direct only one player (the equivalent of the old "Become a Star" mode). We don't know what to expect yet, though.
FIFA 22 will launch on October 1, 2021 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PCs and Google Stadia. On the same day, a trimmed-down version called FIFA 22: Legacy Edition will be available on Nintendo Switch.