FIFA 23 will be the last game in the series created by EA. It’s not as shocking as it sounds – rumors of a rift between the mega-publisher and football’s governing body have persisted for months. In May, EA confirmed the split. From 2023, his game will be known as EA Sports FC, while FIFA 24 will be made by a different developer. What else do we know about this latest EA-led entry? Scroll down to get scout reports on FIFA 23 release date, features, trailer and more.
When will we see the first FIFA 23 trailer?
Without E3 this year, it’s natural to wonder if EA might delay the release of the first FIFA 23 trailer. In fact, that big cancellation shouldn’t matter. EA usually has a presence at major Sony and Microsoft shows, but prefers to do its own thing on video reveals. Hence the annual EA Play Live event. This has also been removed, with EA planning to pay close attention to each of its games over the summer. We therefore anticipate that the FIFA images will appear in their usual location. So expect the first FIFA 23 trailer in June 2022. Naturally, we’ll have it here for you.
What is the release date of FIFA 23?
This one is quite simple. Although no official release date has yet been announced, EA is still dropping FIFA in a very specific time frame. FIFA 20 was released on September 24, 2019. FIFA 21 landed on October 9, 2020. And FIFA 22 was released on October 1, 2021. All of these dates are Fridays, and the main reason why FIFA 21 emerges a bit later than the two others. is the global pandemic that has naturally affected development.
So we can speculate with some certainty that the FIFA 23 release date will either be Friday, September 23, 2022 or Friday, September 30, 2022.
Who will be on the cover of FIFA 23?
Although the FIFA 23 box is not as revered as the Madden 23 cover, it is still a big deal for all professional footballers. Especially now that Lionel Messi’s two-horse race against Cristiano Ronaldo is over. Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk shared cover honors in FIFA 20, while FIFA 21 and FIFA 22 were led by PSG and French prodigy Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe must therefore be seen as the cover favorite for FIFA 23, and may even have a secret contract to lead the game for a number of years. If that doesn’t happen, expect Erling Haaland to gain consideration. The 21-year-old has just agreed to join Manchester City from Dortmund this summer, and no other 2022 transfer will earn so much pre-season coverage. His age and talent make him an ideal candidate for EA.
Independent website FIFplay also held a FIFA 23 cover vote. The winner was not Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappe or Haaland – but the latter’s new teammate, Riyah Mahrez. It seems unlikely, but the Algerian skipper amassed 10,000 votes.
Which FIFA 23 licenses are already guaranteed?
While its game is in a bit of a state, eFootball 2022 publisher Konami has been making inroads on EA and FIFA lately. Four Italian clubs will be renamed again in FIFA 23. Juventus becomes Piemonte Calcio, AS Roma becomes Roma FC, Atalanta becomes Bergamo Calcio and Lazio becomes Lazio.
Last year, Konami also announced an exclusive deal with Napoli. This means that Diego Maradona’s former team will also be listed under a different name in FIFA 23.
Note that player licenses are not tied to club licenses, so Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens should still keep their real faces in the game.
Specific license details are not available at this time. But the publisher has announced its plans for the EA Sports FC sequel, and FIFA 23 certainly won’t fall short of those. This means that we will definitely have 19,000 players, 700 teams, 100 stadiums and over 30 leagues.
How will EA treat Russian teams and players in FIFA 23?
It’s too early to tell and will likely be affected by Russian-Ukrainian relations later this summer. In March, CSKA Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow and Spartak Moscow were all removed from FIFA 22. The Russian national team was also gone, as were Russian club kits and players in Ultimate Team. (However, legends such as Lev Yashin and Aleksandr Mostovoi are still available in packs.)
At this point, expect FIFA 23 to have no Russian clubs or national teams. Spartak Moscow’s Otkritie Arena, another piece of content removed during this March elimination, also seems unlikely to return.
What’s on the FIFA 23 feature wishlist?
We already have an in-depth FIFA 23 feature article. some unplayable stadiums. Also on his wishlist are the ability to update kits in future seasons and a completely reworked contract template.
As far as the community goes, fleshing out career mode is a higher priority than new Ultimate Team maps. For example, an anonymous Reddit poster wants more options for young talent. “My idea would be the U23 or U21 teams,” they wrote. “I haven’t had much luck with players improving on loan at FIFA because you can’t see their stats if they’re in a different league. So who knows if they actually get any game time. [U23/U21 teams] would be a chance for young players to get playing time, improve their football [ability]and gain experience – [all of which would] add to their growth.
Licensing is always a hot topic for the community. “We need more Scottish lower leagues, even if it’s just the Scottish Premier League,” Ross wrote on FIFPlay. Would love to find the next hidden gem from there. If you have the English lower leagues, it’s only fair that you include the Scottish leagues as well. Remember, we invented and refined the game in its early days!” Scottish leagues would probably cost EA peanuts, so it’s not as far off as a suggestion as it sounds.
What happens to the series after FIFA 23?
FIFA International Soccer debuted on Mega Drive in December 1993 and has become the greatest sports simulation on the planet. But this is its latest entry developed by EA.
Starting in 2023, EA football matches will continue under the guise of EA Sports FC. I’ve written about what this might mean elsewhere on GamesRadar. More creativity is likely to be a big plus – perhaps even a throwback to the days of the Creation Center in FIFA 11. It’s even possible that we’ll be able to switch between virtual matches and real matches.
However, FIFA as a video game name is going nowhere. The sports governing body is boldly insisting that its upcoming titles will be even better than anything EA has to offer.
“I can assure you that the only real authentic game that bears the FIFA name will be the best available to football players and fans,” said chairman Gianni Infantino. “The name of FIFA is the only original world title. FIFA 23, FIFA 24, FIFA 25 and FIFA 26, and so on – the constant is the name of FIFA and it will forever remain and remain THE BEST.
The company also plans to release non-sim games under the FIFA banner, with the first falling before the World Cup in Qatar.
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