With FIFA 22’s lifecycle slowly coming to an end, many fans are starting to look forward to the next installment of the franchise. Recent rumors have brought forward new information regarding the FIFA 23 release date, FIFA 23 cross-play support, a men’s and women’s World Cup and much more! Here’s everything we know so far about FIFA 23.
The official release date of FIFA 23 is September 30, 2022. However, you can already pre-order the game to ensure that you can play on the release date.
FIFA 23 will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Stadia and PC. Only a "Legacy Edition" will be released on the Nintendo Switch, which will only feature a few minor updates. Two versions of the game will be released: one for the current generation of consoles and one for the previous generation. The PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Stadium versions will include all the new features and innovations, including more realistic animations thanks to HyperMotion2 Technology, graphically improved football pitches and a more detailed stadium atmosphere. These improvements are missing from the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
PlayStation and Xbox gamers can pre-order FIFA 23 in the PlayStation Store and the Microsoft Store respectively. PC players can pre-order the game in the EA app for Windows, on Steam and in the Epic Games Launcher.
You can choose from three different pre-order editions:
This is the basic edition of FIFA 23 for the previous generation consoles (PS4 / Xbox One). This edition contains the following contents:
This is the standard edition of FIFA 23 for the current generation of consoles, PC and Stadia. This edition contains the same content as the standard edition for the old generation of consoles, with the exception of the base game, which in this edition is suitable for the current generation of consoles. This edition contains the following contents:
This is the premium edition of FIFA 23, which includes both the base game for the current generation of consoles and the base game for the old generation of consoles. This is all content included in the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition:
There are two ways to ensure you can play FIFA 23 from 27 September (3 days before the official release):
In addition to the information from the reveal trailer, EA has disclosed even more details on FIFA 23 via their website. We learned more about the cover art, HyperMotion2 Technology, cross-play, the men's and women's FIFA World Cup and women's club football, among other things.
EA has officially revealed the cover art for FIFA 23, which features Paris Saint-Germain player Kylian Mbappé and Chelsea F.C. Women player Sam Kerr. Mbappé is a returning cover art star, having also been featured on the covers of FIFA 21 and FIFA 22. Sam Kerr, on the other hand, is the first female player to appear on the cover of a FIFA game.
FIFA 23 is the first game in the series to support cross-play. With cross-play functionality, FIFA players on PlayStation, Xbox and PC can finally play with or against each other, but only within the same platform generation. For example, PlayStation 5 players can play with Xbox Series X|S players, PC players and Stadia players, but not with PlayStation 4 or Xbox One players.
Cross-play is available in the following game modes:
The only major game mode that will not support cross-play is Pro Clubs.
The introduction of cross-play will also have an impact on the FUT transfer market, which will be largely merged across all platforms. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Stadia will all share one transfer market. PC and Nintendo Switch, on the other hand, will each have their own transfer market.
In addition to cross-play, FIFA 23 will feature the upcoming World Cup for both men and women. The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand will be added as free content updates following the game's release.
And there is more good news for fans of women's football. For the first time in the history of the FIFA franchise, the English Barclays FA Women's Super League and the French Division 1 Arkema will be available, from release. Women's football in FIFA 23 will also support the new HyperMotion2 Technology, which makes player movements even more realistic.
FIFA 23 will use enhanced HyperMotion Technology, called HyperMotion2 Technology. HyperMotion Technology was first introduced in FIFA 22 and uses motion capture data from real players to make the movements of individual players and teams in the game more realistic. The new HyperMotion Technology provides, among other things:
EA has also announced a number of new gameplay changes for FIFA 23. Below we discuss the most important new features presented in the official gameplay trailer.
Power Shots are a new shooting mechanism that focuses on balancing the risk and reward of a shot. With a Power Shot you can add extra power to your shot but you'll also have to be more accurate to avoid missing.
Redesigned set pieces
In addition to the Power Shots mechanic, FIFA 23 also features a complete redesign of set pieces, including the ability to choose exactly where you'll hit the ball during free kicks, penalties, and corner kicks. This redesign allows you to change the direction of the ball and the curl of your shot. Furthermore, camera angles during corner kicks have been changed to provide a more realistic view of the game.
New animations and mechanics for shooting, defending and passing
New animations and mechanics give you more control over your shots, your defenders and your passes. For starters, you can see different trajectories of a shot, including low shots, bouncing shots and even diving headers. In the back, you'll have more ways to defend thanks to hard clearance slide tackles, physical tackles and backheel tackles. Finally, new passing types give you more ways to reach your teammates with outside of foot passes, off-the-back passes and volley passes.
Improved matchday experience
The matchday experience in FIFA 23 has been enhanced by the following new features:
Naturally, the popular FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode also returns in FIFA 23. These are the key changes and new features in FUT 23:
In addition to FUT, the beloved Career mode, Pro Clubs mode and Volta Football mode will return in FIFA 23. More details on these game modes will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Career Mode will get a number of upgrades mainly aimed at personalisation. These are the main new additions to Career Mode in FIFA 23:
Pro Clubs and Volta Football
Pro Clubs and Volta Football will be brought closer together, allowing you to earn XP no matter how you play. The most important new features for Pro Clubs and Volta Football in FIFA 23 are:
On May 10, EA officially announced that its soccer franchise will be renamed to EA SPORTS FC. This means that FIFA 23 will be the final game under the official FIFA name. The name change for the franchise had already been rumoured in March, when EA had filed trademark applications for “EASports FC”. In an official statement on their website, the publisher reassured fans that everything they love about the FIFA games will be part of EA SPORTS FC, including the same modes, leagues, tournaments, clubs and athletes.
EA confirmed that Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs and VOLTA Football will make a return in EA SPORTS FC. The publisher also confirmed that their current licensing portfolio includes more than 19.000 players, 700 teams, 100 stadiums and 30 leagues, including the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and the MLS. As for this year, FIFA players can still expect a traditional FIFA release with FIFA 23.
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