Music is a huge part of the esports experience—and that’s especially true when it comes to Electronic Arts (EA) Games’ FIFA series. The dynamic, state-of-the-art multiplayer game allows fans to play as their favorite footballers and football teams—and listen to great tracks at the same time. The series has even been credited with helping to elevate some artists and songs to more listeners.
The next version of the game, FIFA 22, is set to debut October 1, 2021. So ahead of its eagerly anticipated launch, the team has put together not only an official FIFA 22 Soundtrack on Spotify, but an accompanying FIFA 22 VOLTA Soundtrack celebrating all the flair and style fans can bring to the pitch and to street football playgrounds all over the world.
To celebrate the official soundtrack release—and get fans hyped up for the game debut in less than two short weeks—we spoke with Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive & President of Music, EA Games, about his team’s approach to music within the game and on the two official soundtracks.