FIFA 23: Release date, price, new features, pre-order and other details.Taiwo Opadotun
FIFA 23 is going to be the last of the FIFA series in conjunction with EA sport after over 30 years. It promises to offer more features and inclusion than the present FIFA 22. The official trailer confirmed that the new video game will feature cross-play, the World Cup, the Women’s World Cup and for the first time, women’s club teams. Although this is not the full feature, as the FIFA 23 release date draws closer, the other features and more will be updated on this page. The expected price of the FIFA 23, and the consoles it will be played on will be discussed in detail if you read further.
When will FIFA 23 be released?
EA sport announced the FIFA 23 release date for both the Standard and Ultimate editions of the game to be September 30, 2022.
FIFA 23 trailer
The official FIFA 23 trailer tagged “game of the world” was revealed on July 20 and since then has given out information to those that care to watch. You can watch it for yourself below.
Who are the FIFA 23 cover stars?
The Paris Saint Germain star Kylian Mbabpe will be FIFA 23 cover stars for the third time in a row. He will not be on the Ultimate edition cover design alone, Chelsea and Australia forward Sam Kerr will be on it with him. This marks the first time a FIFA series will feature a female cover star internationally.
However, the standard edition design will be graced by the French star Kylian Mbabpe alone with the exception of Australia and New Zealand which will be covered with the female star, Sam Kerr.
FIFA 23 pre-order and price?
FIFA 23 is available to pre-order from July 20th, 2022. Since there are two editions of the new video game, standard edition and ultimate edition. People who pre-order the ultimate edition will get a four days advance playtime before the official release date.
FIFA 23 price in Nigeria?
Presently, there is no fixed price for the video game in Nigeria. But judging from the previous series, FIFA 23 is expected to be around #34,000 – #38,000 for the standard edition. You can subscribe here to be the first to get the updated price when sales start in Nigeria.
Which consoles will FIFA 23 be played on?
Furthermore, the latest FIFA series will be released on the next gen console, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. It will also be played on windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google stadia. This makes everybody that is interested in gaming a part of the last piece of the sport series.
What new features will FIFA 23 have?
The game play of FIFA is very familiar to those who played the previous series. That said, FIFA 23 will make some special changes in the game play. One of the most important is the crossplay I mentioned earlier.
Crossplay in FIFA 23
Meanwhile, Following the testing of the cross play feature in FIFA 22, EA sport has now confirmed that it will be available at launch in FIFA 23. The crossplay feature will be available for players on the same platform generation. PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, and PC versions of FIFA 23 will be cross-play compatible with one another, and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of FIFA 23 will be cross-play compatible with one another.
According to EA sport the crossplay will be initially available to players on launch. Meanwhile, players can opt out anytime.
FIFA 23 Game Modes
The game play remains the usual quartet of Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs, and Volta with an addition of the World Cup game mode, and women’s club football feature, which is the first time in FIFA series.
As stated by FIFA;
“We are committed to ensuring the next FIFA is our best ever, with more features, game modes, World Cup content, clubs, leagues, competitions, and players than any FIFA title before,” .
Hypermotion upgrade feature
Moreover, the new series will double up on the hyper motion technology to bring a real match data capture, giving a good feel and perception in the gameplay. More on the hyper motion feature will be aired as the release date draws near.
Official PlayStation blog claims that the game will feature “19,000+ players, 700+ teams, 100 stadiums, and 30+ leagues” so there’ll be plenty to dig into.
FIFA 23 vs FIFA 22 features comparison
|FIFA world cup||FIFA world cup for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 at no additional cost||Not present|
|Hypermotion||Uses a 6000 animation frame for data capture||Uses a 4000 animation frame for data capture|
|Women’s world cup||Play as women’s club teams for the first time in EA SPORTS FIFA||Not present|
|Crossplay||Players can take on friends on different platform of the same generation e.g PS5 and Xbox Series X||Only available in Online Seasons and Online Friendlies|