FIFA 22 is expected to release on 1st October. However, EA gave players a chance to preview the game before its release through the early-access version that went live earlier this week. While the game is fine for the most part, the criticism comes from console players, particularly the ones playing FIFA 22 on the Xbox Series S. Since the release of the early-access version, many players have complained about the awful resolution scaling issue on the Xbox Series S.
Natively, the Xbox Series S does support 1440p resolution at 60 FPS. However, that’s not the case with FIFA 22 on the console. Unfortunately, we couldn’t try the game on the Xbox Series S for ourselves. However, ElAnalistaDeBits compares the game’s graphics on all the current-generation consoles in a YouTube video posted earlier this week.
When compared to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, it becomes obvious that the Xbox Series S is nowhere close in terms of the graphics in FIFA 22. The character models are very blurry and have jagged edges, and there’s a significant amount of ghosting and motion blur when the characters move. Even for 1080p resolution, the graphics could’ve been slightly better than they are.
FIFA 22 on the Xbox Series S makes the characters appear far more artificial in contrast to the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Of course, a difference between Microsoft Corporation’s budget-friendly console and flagship one is to be expected. However, the difference between the two consoles is significant, to the point that FIFA 22 on the Xbox Series S feels like the previous generation.
Apparently, this issue of resolution scaling is very common, too. “doesn’t matter, the scaling on Series S is horrendous, jaggered edges, looks like <720p scaled upto 1080p / 1440p not sure if its my monitor but its also very blurry when movement happens at speed its horrendous to play and hurts my eyes,” said JoeH-87 on the EA Answers HQ forum. “t looks worse than the fifa 21 s|x version. Tried both 1080p and 1440p settings. Both seem to be upscaled from 720p?!,” said macman85 on FIFA Forums.
Even when compared to the previous instalment to the franchise, FIFA 22 is a noticeable downgrade. This brings the question; is it really worth paying $69.99 for the game? There are many games, such as Resident Evil Village and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that are very well-optimised for the 1080p and 1440p resolution on the console. However, EA has set the bar really low for the FIFA franchise with this instalment. Hopefully, the company takes note of this and resolves this issue in future updates.
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