FIFA 23 is yet to be officially announced, however, it is looking more and more likely that this will be the last ‘FIFA’ game, marking a sad end to the mega-franchise. EA stated that they are possibly going to rename the series to ‘EA Sports FC’ from 2023 onwards, which probably won’t change that much gameplay-wise but change is always scary!
We have already started to see many leaks around possible release dates, talks of crossplay, Ultimate Team changes, and a possible World Cup mode. FIFA 23 is gearing up to be the biggest ever in the history of the franchise, apparently with more licenses than ever before, giving players access to all new leagues, teams, and stadiums.
So what’s in store for FIFA 23? When might it release? When can we get our hands on the pre order and dive into early access?
FIFA 23 News
FIFA 23 release date prediction
The normal time of year we see a FIFA release is around the end of September/the start of October. FIFA 22 was fully launched on Friday 1st, October 2021, so if EA plan on another Friday launch that could mean the FIFA 23 release date will be September 30th, 2022. Nothing announced just yet, however, if the game is 100% being released (which looks likely) then we are close to seeing a teaser trailer/ official announcement over the next month or so.
Last years FIFA reveal trailer dropped on the 11th of July, 2021 and we fully expect a similar time frame for FIFA 23.
FIFA 23 pre order, pre order bonus & early access
As mentioned, there is nothing official on a FIFA 23 launch but looking back at FIFA 22 we can make some assumptions. Last year EA stated that those planning to pre order FIFA needed to pre order by August 11th to get their hands on an untradable FUT Heroes player item. This begs the question – will there be FIFA 23 pre ordered bonuses? It is very likely, we see it with most EA titles but what those pre order rewards will be remains unknown at this stage.
FIFA 22 pre order benefits were as follows:
- Limited Time Offer – Get a FUT Heroes Player item from December 1!
- Ones to Watch Player item
- 4 Days Early Access
- Dual Entitlement – free PlayStation 5 upgrade
- 4600 FIFA Points
- Team of the Week 1 Player item
- Kylian Mbappé Loan item
- FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
- Career Mode Homegrown Talent
Our prediction is that FIFA 23 pre orders will be available not long after the teaser trailer hits.
Looking back at FIFA 22, it is probable that we might see early access to FIFA 23. If the release date was on September 30th, then we would see early access to the game start on the 27th. There could be a 10-hour EA Play trial too.
FIFA 23 pre order editions & price prediction
We imagine FIFA 23 will be closely priced like its predecessor and the different pre order editions will likely share similar names, prices, and benefits.
- FIFA 22 Legacy Edition on Nintendo Switch Price: £34.99 / $39.99
- FIFA 22 Standard Edition on PC Price: £54.99/ $59.99
- FIFA 22 Standard Edition on PS4 and Xbox One Price: £59.99 / $59.99
- FIFA 22 Standard Edition on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S Price: £69.99 / $69.99
- FIFA 22 Ultimate Edition on PlayStation / Xbox consoles, featuring Dual Entitlement, Price: £89.99 / $99.99
FIFA 23 cover prediction
Kylian Mbappé has been featured on the FIFA cover for two years now, so is it the time of Erling Haaland?
How to pre order FIFA 23 when it releases
As FIFA 23 will be available on all platforms, you will be able to pre order the game your preferred way. The world’s largest physical and online stores will go live with pre orders, so no matter if you buy the game from Steam, GameStop, Amazon, or Walmart, you are covered.
Is FIFA 23 going to be the last game?
The answer to this question isn’t as clear-cut as a yes or no. The game as we know it may end but there is going to be a new line of football games coming in the following years. We may even see two titles, one from EA and another ‘FIFA’ in the future. The future of ‘FIFA’ is in the air but EA plans to release the same game fans love but what that might be is unknown at this stage. EA Sports will rename the FIFA series to EA Sports FC from 2023.
Will there be a FIFA 24?
EA and FIFA have ended their long, lucrative partnership, with FIFA 23 being the official end. While EA plans to release its own version, FIFA has also confirmed that they themselves will launch a new line of football games, being developed by third-party publishers/ studios. This makes sense, the FIFA game brand is massive, and fans will flock to a FIFA 24, as long as the quality continues to rise.
Will FIFA 22 be added to EA Play?
Yes, FIFA 22 was added to EA play on the 22nd of June, 2022. As an EA Play member, you will be able to enjoy FIFA 22, no matter if you are on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.