ne of the annual staples of modern football and gaming culture is almost upon us as EA Sports prepare to release the 30th edition in their beloved FIFA series.
FIFA 23 is significant as the last in the franchise, before a rebrand will be introduced after more than three decades following a high-profile split between the governing body and EA announced earlier this year.
There are plenty of new features to look forward to, including HyperMotion2 Technology making player movements more realistic than ever, cross-play plus the introduction of women’s club teams and both the men’s and women’s World Cups.
There is also the quirk of the addition of AFC Richmond, the fictional outfit from hit US TV comedy Ted Lasso.
Here is everything you need to know about FIFA 23 ahead of its official release.
FIFA 23 release date
FIFA 23 will be released in the UK and elsewhere in the world for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia and PS4 on Friday, September 30, 2022.
As has become custom, fans can either get the Standard version of the game or the more expensive Ultimate edition, with pre-orders able to be made now.
Meanwhile, the FIFA 23 Ultimate Team web app launched on Wednesday evening (September 21).
When is FIFA 23 early access?
Those that have pre-ordered the Ultimate edition of FIFA 23 will get access to the game three days before it officially goes on sale, on September 27.
When does the FIFA 23 trial come out?
Those signed up to subscription service EA Play, which currently costs £3.99 per month, will get a free 10-hour trial on September 27.
FIFA 23 price
In the UK, the Standard version of FIFA 23 will cost £59.99. The Ultimate edition is priced at £89.99.
FIFA 23 ratings
As ever, the ratings for this year’s game have been leaked and slowly teased over recent months, with the full list being unveiled this week.
Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe and Kevin De Bruyne all share the honour of being the highest-ranked players with overall ratings of 91, closely followed by Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo, Thibaut Courtois and Manuel Neuer on 90.
A glut of players on 89 features Neymar, Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Sadio Mane, N’Golo Kante, Casemiro, Ederson, Alisson Becker, Joshua Kimmich and Jan Oblak, with goal machine Erling Haaland surprisingly trailing on 88 as only the third-highest-ranked City player.
FIFA 23 soundtrack
Per the Radio Times, these are the list of rumoured songs to feature on the latest FIFA sountrack:
All I Want – Lane 8 ft Arctic Lake
All The Highs – San Holo
a-okay – blackwave ft. Ahbi The Nomad
Aquamarine – Danger Mouse & Black Thought (ft. Michael Kiwanuka)
Baby Queen – Gorillaz
Beep – M.I.A.
Behind The Sun – ODESZA
Big Talk – SOFY
Bricks in the Wall – Hak Baker
Can’t Sleep – Venice
Choose A Life – Wings of Desire
Daydreaming – Harry Stone
Disco Closure – MILKBLOOD
Drive – moa moa
FUN – Biig Piig
Falling Apart – Sea Girls
Feel It – Crooked Colours
Fils de joie – Stromae
Finesse – Pheelz ft. BNXN
Firepit – Phantoms ft. Big Wild
First Flight To Mars – Ark Woods
Forbidden Feelingz – Nia Archives
forever&more – ROLE MODEL
Hello Alien – Nathan Day
High Level – James BKS ft. The Big Hash
Full Round Table – Chappaqua Wrestling
Hurt Me – Cryalot
Jagna – Alewya
Kuzola – PONGO
Let Me Be Great – Sampa The Great ft. Angelique Kidjo
Lift Off – Labrinth
MIA – SOHN
Madan (King) – Bakermat
Made of Gold – Ibeyi ft. Pa Salieu
Must Be Love – Tseba ft. Electric Fields
Ojitos Lindos – Bad Bunny, Bomba Estereo
On Your Own – Hayden James & Cassian ft. Elderbrook
Ounana – Bianca Costa
Papi Bones – FKA twigs ft. Shygirl
Passed Tense – George FitzGerald ft. Panda Bear
Playground – Bru-C
Prettier Than You – Rose Gray
Rice – Young Fathers
Rips in Jeans – Niko B
SAOKO – ROSALIA
Sirens – Flume ft. Caroline Polacheck
Smthng – Muddy Monk
So Sick Of Me – Haich Ber Na
Spitting Off the Edge of the World – Yeah Yeah Yeahs ft. Perfume Genius
Stuck In The Middle – Greentea Peng
TIERRA ZANTA – Trueno, Victor Heredia
Tenia Razon – Daniela Lalita
Tonight – Phoenix ft. Ezra Koenig
Voodoo – Badshah, J Balvin, Tainy
Walking On Water – The Knocks ft. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
White City – Willow Kayne