EA is hyping up FIFA 22 players right before the release of FIFA 23. The publisher has put decisions into the hands of fans. For the first time ever, FIFA 22 players will choose which footballer will receive a special FUT Serie A POTM card.
FIFA 22 is approaching the end of its life. This allows publisher EA to do a research before the launch of FIFA 23s. The experiment is very user-friendly, which should calm the crowd a bit after last weeks uproar with leaked FIFA 23 player ratings.
For the first time in FIFA Ultimate Teams' decade-long history, players will vote for the Serie A POTM. There are five candidates for a special FUT item:
- Paulo Dybala AS Roma
- Teun Koopmeiners Atalanta
- Khvicha Kvaratskhelia Napoli
- Lautaro Martinez Inter
- Dusan Vlahovic Juventus
Four of the five players are among the top five goalscorers in Serie A this season, with the exception of Paulo Dybala. He is easily the most popular player out of the available options, so it will be interesting to see if voters go for that over pure statistics. After all, FIFA 22 players appreciate the outcome.
If Twitter comments are anything to go by, the results will be hugely close. Cases are being tried for each candidate, and predicting the winner is a shot in the dark. It might as well come down to player popularity and in-game viability.
Choose! For the first time in history, register now to vote for August's @SerieA #POTM https://t.co/0aRK519Yf#FIFA23 pic.twitter.com/ZxFbiFUK8j
Marko Arnautovic, the most prolific goalkeeper in the league, was left out of the ballot. Although he scored two of his five goals this weekend, that doesn't explain why. This voting is for the August Serie A POTM, but it does cover games played during the month of August.
EA's default strategy is admirable. It allows players to pick precisely what type of entertainment they'll receive. Fans will certainly want to see more of that translated to FIFA 23 once it launches on September 30.