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FIFA 23: Release date, new features and more from the latest reveal

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.

Published on: 12-08-2022

What is the FIFA 23 release date?

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.

On which platforms will FIFA 23 be released?

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.

How can I pre-order FIFA 23?

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:

Standard Edition (PS4 / Xbox One) - £59.99

Standard Edition (old-gen) cover

This is the basic edition of FIFA 23 for the previous generation consoles (PS4 / Xbox One). This edition contains the following contents:

  • FIFA 23 (the base game for PS4 / Xbox One)
  • Untradeable TOTW 1 Player Item
  • Kylian Mbappé Loan Item
  • FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent

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Standard Edition (PS5 / Xbox Series X|S / PC / Stadia) - £69.99

Standard Edition (current-gen) cover

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:

  • FIFA 23 (the base game for PS5 / Xbox Series X|S / PC / Stadia)
  • Untradeable TOTW 1 Player
  • Kylian Mbappé Loan Item
  • FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent

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Ultimate Edition (PS5 / Xbox Series X|S / PC / Stadia) - £89.99

Ultimate Edition cover

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:

  • FIFA 23 (the base game for PS4 + PS5 / Xbox One + Xbox Series X|S / PC / Stadia)
  • 4600 FIFA Points
  • 3 Days Early Access
  • Untradeable FUT Ones to Watch item
  • Untradeable TOTW 1 Player
  • Kylian Mbappé Loan Player Item
  • FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
  • Career Mode Homegrown Talent

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How can I play FIFA 23 early?

There are two ways to ensure you can play FIFA 23 from 27 September (3 days before the official release):

  1. By purchasing the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23. Ultimate Edition players will receive 3 days of Early Access.
  2. By purchasing an EA Play membership. EA Play members can also play FIFA 23 from September 27.

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All new info from the latest FIFA 23 reveal

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.

New cover art for FIFA 23

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.

Officiële cover art voor FIFA 23 met Kylian Mbappé en Sam Kerr

FIFA 23 will support cross-play

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:

  • Online Friendlies
  • FUT Play A Friend
  • FUT Online Friendlies
  • Online Seasons
  • FUT Rivals
  • FUT Champions
  • FUT Online Draft

The only major game mode that will not support cross-play is Pro Clubs.

FIFA 23 cross-play tabel

Shared FUT transfer market

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.

Men’s and women’s World Cup and new women’s leagues

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.

Damesclubvoetbal in FIFA 23

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.

HyperMotion2 Technology in FIFA 23

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:

  • realistic and smart team/player movements
  • a new intelligent dribbling system with natural touch and turn movements
  • natural and fluid transitions from controlling/dribbling to shooting
  • brand new acceleration mechanics with differences between explosive sprints and long controlled accelerations
  • improved player awareness on the pitch, allowing defenders to jockey more effectively
  • agile and strong goalkeepers in aerial duels

Kylian Mbappé in FIFA 23

New gameplay features

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

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:

  • augmented reality replays and an overlay feature provide additional information on expected goals, shot power and distance to the goal.
  • a new dimension to the pre-match build-up with energetic scenes and improved audio
  • hyper-realistic pitch that changes dynamically based on actions on the pitch
  • realistic crowd with new details and more variety of supporters
  • realistic 3D netting that moves and ripple naturally
  • addition of female officials
  • new and sharper cameras that bring you closer to the action on the pitch
  • option to listen to the FIFA 23 soundtrack instead of the commentary during matches
  • new sound effects after a goal, including sirens, buzzers and animal noises

FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) in FIFA 23

FUT players in FIFA 23

Naturally, the popular FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode also returns in FIFA 23. These are the key changes and new features in FUT 23:

  • New single player FUT Moments: bite-sized challenges that can be completed in short gameplay scenarios with customisable difficulty levels. Complete these challenges and earn Stars: a new currency which can be used to buy players, packs and more in the Moments Star Gallery. More difficult FUT Moments challenges yield more Stars.
  • A completely redesigned Chemistry system with more flexibility to build your squad. With simpler links, players will earn Chemistry for shared clubs, leagues and nations regardless of where they are on the pitch. A new diamond indicator in the squad screen shows how much chemistry a player adds to your squad on a scale from 0 to 3. In addition, a Chemistry panel displays all the clubs, leagues and nations represented in your squad, to help you maximise the links in your team. Players can now have up to three different secondary positions, making it easier to change the position of your players with just one position change item. Furthermore, players now start with at least their basic attribute, even when played out of position or with no Chemistry. Chemistry does increase the in-game stats of players in your team. ICONs and FUT Heroes will always have maximum Chemistry in FIFA 23 when they are played in the right position. Additionally, ICON players count as an extra player towards their nation and FUT Heroes count as an extra player towards the league they are associated with.
  • Cross-play support for same generation consoles in 1v1 modes including Ultimate Draft, FUT Champions, Divsion Rivals, Online Friendlies and Play a Friend. One shared transfer market for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Stadia, meaning more content players on offer and more potential buyers.
  • New FUT Heroes including Yaya Touré, Claudio Marchisio, Ricardo Carvalho and Park Ji-Sung
  • More ways to personalise your FUT Stadium with customisable banners/flags, a new roof, better visuals and new animations.

Career Mode, Pro Clubs and Volta Football

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

Career Mode will get a number of upgrades mainly aimed at personalisation. These are the main new additions to Career Mode in FIFA 23:

  • playable highlights: a new feature that allows you to play only the most important moments of the match, with the rest of the match simulated by the match engine.
  • dynamic moments: A collection of cinematics linked to your progress in Career Mode.
  • access to 17 different save files that allow you to experiment with different clubs.
  • access to over 350 authentic trainers.
  • better insight into your club's finances with an extensive budget breakdown and a transfer analyst tool that rates your transfers
  • player personality system that forms the personality of your player based on your behaviour and decisions on the pitch. This system has three different
  • personality types that influence your "Attributes": Maverick, Virtuoso and Heartbeat.
  • off-pitch activities: decisions, investments and shopping activities that also influence your player personality.

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:

  • the ability to play Skill Games with your Virtual Pro
  • the ability to earn Club XP for all Volta Football matches
  • XP awarded for more diverse actions on the field and easier leveling
  • shared progression for Pro Clubs and Volta Football: earn Seasonal Points that can be used to buy new gear for your Virtual Pro.
  • new customisation options including tattoos, face accessories, shoes, hair styles, facial hair, full outfits, neon clothing and face paint
  • HyperMotion2 features, augmented reality replays and a hyper-realistic pitch
  • four new perks: Poacher, Light Passes, Interceptor and Chase Down
  • Drop-Ins are shorter and no longer proceed to penalties after the Golden Goal extra time
  • post-match accolades feature that highlights the five best players after the match
  • six new Arcade Games: Dribble King, Obstacle Course, Foot Golf, Four-Squares, Battle Buckets, Capture the Ball
  • new XL stadiums with more space, bigger nets and higher walls with better bounce
  • Signature Abilities are stronger and addition of a new Take Flight Signature Ability that makes you stronger in aerial duels

Is FIFA 23 going to be the last FIFA game?

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 Sports FC Logo

EA SPORTS FC

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.

Read all about EA Sports FC in our: EA Sports FC blog

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