EA have just dropped a massive FIFA 22 Online Career Mode hint by mentioning it in a job advert on their website.
Career Mode within FIFA 21 is purely an offline mode and has been for all of EA’s previous EA Sports FIFA gaming titles, and fans of the mode have been calling for a big overhaul in the upcoming FIFA 22 game.
EA did add a number of new features to Career Mode for FIFA 21 including Interactive Match Sim, a new Match Launcher, a revamped Growth System, Match Sharpness, Enhanced Opposition AI, Activity Management System, Team Schedule Planning and more.
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But these changes were only minor and Career Mode has essentially remained very similar over the last few FIFA titles, but that could all be about to change.
FIFA Career Mode fans on social media have dug up an EA job advert from their official website, which may have given FIFA fans a hint that an Online Career Mode could be coming to FIFA 22, or even FIFA 23.
The job advert is for an Online Software Engineer (C++ – FIFA) at EA, which is located in Vancouver in Canada.
The job description states that “A s an Online Software Engineer, you will help build our networked play development team,”
“Whether that be in our online career mode , ultimate team, or core online systems and protocols. We are looking for engineers who enjoy prototyping and planning, adding amazing new features to an existing and beloved game, and improving existing code.”
In addition, in the job responsibilities, it takes that this particular role will ‘develop technical solutions for online game features’.
The language used within this description seems to suggest that EA are planning an Online Career Mode at some stage, whether that is for FIFA 22, FIFA 23 or even further in the future, but it’s difficult to confirm either way at this stage.
Even so, the fact that Online Career Mode is directly mentioned in the advert is very exciting for fans of FIFA’s Career Mode, because the mode could finally be getting the overhaul that has been long overdue.
FIFA 21 is out now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with FIFA 21 next-gen also available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Players who have purchased one of the new next-generation consoles including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and who have already previously purchased FIFA 21 on their older consoles, can now upgrade to FIFA 21 next-gen for free through Dual Entitlement.
Players can also carry over their progress and content in Ultimate Team and Volta Football in FIFA 21.