Following his appearance on the previous edition of FIFA, Kylian Mbappe will return to the game's cover as the game's cover star for FIFA 22. Earlier this week, a tweet from the official EA Sports FIFA Twitter account expressed the company's gratitude for allowing him to return to the game's cover and teased a game-changing surprise that would take place the following day. There was no additional information made available in connection with the revelation.
Not only has Mbappe emerged as one of the most promising young players in the world, but he has also been selected by EA to appear on the cover of their latest video game, which should come as no surprise. Besides representing Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team, the Frenchman has established a reputation for being able to outrun his opponents. Switzerland defeated him in the Round of 16 of the Euro 2020 competition, resulting in his elimination from the competition.
Kylian Mbappe is the most recent player to appear on the game's front cover, joining the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Marco Reus, and Eden Hazard who have all appeared in the past. Several football fans believe that Kylian Mbappe is the world's best player, only falling short of the likes of Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi in terms of overall talent.
FIFA is the only genuine competitor for Pro Evolution Soccer (PES), which is developed by Konami and released in the world of football video games. While PES initially had to create fictitious clubs and players in order to get around licensing restrictions, the company has steadily come to terms with an increasing number of professional sports teams, resulting in exclusive partnerships with an increasing number of teams in recent years. Atalanta became the third Serie A team to collaborate with PES on Monday, joining Juventus and Inter Milan as the other two clubs to sign collaboration agreements. Inter had been included in the PES roster, but it appears as though that agreement will be terminated once the next game has been completed.
A possible watershed moment in the history of in-game microtransactions has arrived with the introduction of the ability for FIFA Ultimate Team players to inspect their loot boxes before purchasing them. These FUT packs were previously only available to those who had either purchased them with FUT 22 Coins (a currency earned through gameplay) or FIFA Points (an in-game currency purchased with real money), or earned them through gameplay in order to obtain them. Due to the fact that they were unaware of what would be contained in the box, they were pushed uncomfortably close to the line between business and gambling. The first step in making an informed decision about whether or not to purchase a Preview Pack with FUT Coins or FIFA Points is to open the package and look inside to see what is contained within it.