FIFA 23 is an upcoming football simulation video game published by Electronic Arts. It will be the 30th and final installment in the FIFA series that will be developed by EA Sports.
- Initial Release: September 26, 2022
- Mode: Multiplayer video game
- Developers: Electronic Arts
- Platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows
- Publishers: Electronics Arts, EA Sports
FIFA 23 Release Date
FIFA 23 release date is 26th September 2022, EA Sports has confirmed. This date was widely rumoured by ‘leakers’ prior to being announced, but it’s nice to have it officially revealed. Mark your diaries, folks! That’s when the Standard Edition will come out.
FIFA 23 Pre-Orders
FIFA 23 pre-orders have now begun at the likes of Amazon, GAME and the in-built store on your console of choice. You can get your order in early, then, whether it’s the Standard Edition or the Ultimate Edition that you’re after.
Players who purchase the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition will get three days of early access to the game, starting from 27th September. As ever, this should come in handy for hardcore fans who don’t like to wait!
FIFA 23 Gameplay
FIFA 23 will have heaps of gameplay upgrades, with HyperMotion 2 being used to add a new level of realism to your matches. Real-life footballers have been scanned in with this HyperMotion 2 feature set, including female players, which should make the on-pitch action look even more natural. One of the big new additions will be Power Shots – when you press R1 and L1 (or the equivalent buttons on your system of choice), the camera will zoom in slightly and you’ll be able to unleash a strike with all of the power at the player’s disposal. Accuracy isn’t easy to come by when you try this, but the reward for getting right will be some epic-looking goals. Sprinting has also been overhauled, meaning that players now have different sprint types: an explosive sprinter will release their burst of energy immediately, but a lengthy sprinter might make up the space if you give them enough of a run-up. Set pieces have been given an overhaul, too, with more information being put on the screen during free kicks, corners and penalties. Pens now come with a composure metre (strike at the right time and your shot is more likely to go where you want it), while corners and free kicks once again have a visible trajectory line on screen.
FIFA 23 Trailer
FIFA 23 Volta
There will also be changes in the Pro Clubs mode, where you and your buddies can really have a great time. The biggest announcement is that Volta will be integrated into the mode. In the future we will create one Pro – and with him or her we play Pro Clubs and Volta. In other words: if you play Pro Clubs, you level up your character. If you play Volta, then too. We’re not really convinced, it almost seems as if EA took the two most unpopular modes and simply threw them together.
FIFA 23 With Women’s Club Football
That’s a big innovation: For the first time, women’s clubs are featured in FIFA. Clubs from England’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League and France’s Division 1 Arkema are in the game. EA doesn’t say anything about career mode or FUT for them, though. So after waiting forever, there will be (ridiculously) two leagues.
No career mode, no FUT integration, we can only play women’s football in kick-off and online matches again – and at the end of the season, they will show a stat that nobody plays with women in FIFA… we wonder why. Nice move, EA.
While FIFA 23 is the latest version of the game at least for now, FIFA 24 or as the rebrand names it EA Sports FC is just around the corner, and we have got a detailed article on it for what to expect from the brand new game. Check out our article on it now!