FIFA 23 Pre-Orders, Early Access, Notes… We Tell It All

FIFA 23. With the weeks leading up to the release of the next FIFA, we’re wrapping up all the most important information, from Early Access to Player Ratings, including new gameplay.


[Mis à jour le 23 septembre 2022 à 17h12] Although Electronic Arts and the International Football Federation finalized their divorce last March, marking the final end of FIFA games as we knew them, an important event remains in the life of the famous gaming license – football. This is indeed the release of FIFA 23, which will thus be the last FIFA game in history, does not intend to go unnoticed and prepares us for a football start on the video game side. With the new Hypermotion 2 system, the return of FUT 23 mode, the introduction of women’s football and the two World Cups in 2022 and 2023, this new release brings us a rich program. Player ratings, early access, gameplay and pre-orders – everything you need to know about FIFA 23 can be found below.

In truth, FIFA 23 will release on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and Nintendo Switch on September 30, 2022. But that’s not all, some lucky ones will be able to access it via Early Access starting September 27th. Indeed, there are different ways to take advantage of this, we have listed them in the article below, but if you are an EA subscriber. In the meantime, you’ll have to wait a few more weeks to see what’s new in FIFA 23.

Earlier this month, a major mistake by Microsoft allowed some lucky players to discover FIFA 23 in preview. Indeed, the game was available on the Xbox Store for several hours, allowing players who pre-ordered it to download the entire game. In this way, we were able to discover new player ratings, with a top 10 that is enough to make France and our Belgian neighbors smile. Not to mention the top 30, which smell new. We’ll take a look at the new notes on the notes side just below.

As for the rest of the best players in the game, they have also been revealed in other Twitter posts. We find there:

  • Ederson – 89
  • Casemiro – 89
  • N’Golo Kante – 89
  • Son Heung-min – 89
  • Sadio Mane – 89
  • Joshua Kimmich – 89
  • Harry Kane – 89
  • Jan Oblak – 89
  • Neymar Jr – 89
  • Alisson – 89
  • Joao Cancelo – 88
  • Toni Kroos – 88
  • Luka Modric – 88
  • Marquinhos – 88
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma – 88
  • Erling Haaland – 88
  • Bernardo Silva – 88
  • Ruben Diaz – 88
  • Keylor Navas – 88
  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen – 88

Therefore, EA presents us with a video of over 11 minutes to dive into all the new features offered by FIFA 23 in detail. There is a presentation of Hypermotion 2, a new motion capture system used to create gestures. players more real than life. We can also see changes made to player races, now divided into three categories: explosive, long and controlled, as well as at the level of the shooting system. The latter is given a new function – a supershot – a powerful and accurate blow that can be delivered after dribbling or with the first intention. As far as ball control is concerned, it will now be possible to distinguish between control and strike thanks to smooth strokes. The standards have also undergone many changes, including the introduction of a penalty timer.

But to counter all these new attacking possibilities, FIFA 23 intends to offer you the possibility of precision defense, with better ground coverage from players not controlled by the player, as well as various new defense animations to make it easier to return the ball. The goalkeeper also feels slightly better, with better reaction times based on his ability to see the ball during the shot, as well as better ball retention when receiving the ball in the air. In addition, in a killer detail, the goalkeeper’s fingers are now animated and deform on contact with the ball.

FIFA 23 is not really going to skimp on technical innovation. The game invites you to discover Hypermotion 2, the motion capture technology that made the PS5 and Xbox versions of FIFA 22 so successful. the realism of football, and we can already see in the trailer the quality of animations of movement, kicks, tackles and even blades of grass from the lawn (yes, yes). While this is the last FIFA game ever (see later in this article), EA is determined to impress with FIFA 23.

Also note that for the first time, FIFA 23 will offer next-gen versions on three different media, the new baby being PC. So keyboard and mouse players will finally be able to play with their friends on PS5 and Xbox Series via crossplay and take advantage of Hypermotion 2’s technical innovations. In addition to this information, we already know that the game will take pride of place. to women’s football, confirming the integration of women’s national teams, as well as providing players with the opportunity to get acquainted with the teams of the women’s championships in France, England, Germany and America.

In addition, the game intends to offer us an edition with two very different world championships. Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023. . These two competitions will not be available when the game launches next September, but will be the subject of subsequent and completely free updates a few months after its release.

If this short presentation of FIFA 23 convinced you, know that it is already available for pre-order! Only you will find it not yet on the websites of French and European retailers, but on the official EA website. The game will be available on PC, Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Stadia. Attention, as far as FIFA 22 is concerned, only the next generation versions (i.e. PC, PS5 and Xbox Series) include Hypermotion 2 technological improvements. As for the versions, the game is available in the standard edition (€79.99 for PS5 and Xbox). Series and €69.99 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One) and Ultimate (€99.99).

The Ultimate edition includes various perks such as FUT World Cup 2022 Hero, 3 days early access to the game, free upgrade to the next generation version (if you buy it on PS4 or Xbox One), FUT spectator item, Mbappe on loan in FUT, 4600 FIFA Points, local talent in Career Mode and FUT Ambassador on loan.

FIFA 22 introduced us to the idea of ​​two different versions of the same game. This release involved two generations of consoles with different technical capabilities, so EA decided to offer two games. The first was the next generation version (PS5 and Xbox Series) that included all the technical innovations of this new generation of football games, and the second was the old generation version (PS4, Xbox One and PC) which remained a simple update. FIFA 21. A decision that was far from unanimous, players first noted that PCs were limited to the “old” generation and deplored the lack of cross-play between Xbox One, PC, and PS4.

In FIFA 23, things are different. If two versions of the game still exist, separating the new generation from the old, the rules have changed. PC, PS5 and Xbox Series players will be able to enjoy the same version of the game and even crossplay which has been fully integrated into the game. For PS4 and Xbox One players, don’t panic, they are also offered crossplay. These cross-play features include, of course, FUT Division Rivals (excluding co-op), FUT Champions, FUT Ultimate Online Draft, FUT Online Friend Matches (excluding co-op), FUT Play with a Friend, Online Mates and finally , online seasons.

If there is a category of players who have been very negatively impacted by recent releases of FIFA, it is Nintendo Switch players. The latter must be satisfied for several years with “obsolete” versions of the game, i.e. a copy without new technical improvements of its counterparts on PC, Playstation and Xbox. When it comes to FIFA 23, unfortunately, this trend continues. So FIFA 23 on Switch will also be an “outdated” version of the game, as EA themselves say: “Gameplay and modes [de FIFA 23] will be identical to FIFA 22 for Switch and will offer the same gameplay as the Legacy edition of FIFA 22 without any new development or significant changes.” If you or someone close to you owns a Nintendo Switch, we highly recommend that you continue with this edition of the game.

On the sidelines of the arrival of FIFA 23, we couldn’t help but notice that this 25th iteration of the franchise will be the last to bear the same name. Indeed, you may already know that a divorce has been announced between EA Sports and FIFA. Reason? On the one hand, FIFA wants to increase the fees paid to EA for owning the license, on the other hand, it also intends to make it agree that FIFA appears in other video game franchises (Roblox, Fortnite…). Too unbelievable idea for EA, which decided to go it alone from 2023. Thus, FIFA 23 will be the last football game to bear the well-known name of the International Football Federation.

As for the future of football simulations, don’t panic, EA intends to develop its own franchise that will bear the name EA Sports FC. Only EA Sports FC will have to drop World Cup-related content directly licensed by FIFA. As far as clubs go, EA thinks the game shouldn’t be a problem. We’re all grumpy on FIFA’s side, but we’re determined to find another flag bearer for the official football sim. There are various candidates for the dance, among the biggest studios in the video game world, but no information has been released on this at the moment.

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