FIFA 23 EA Play Early Access Details

Fifa 23 Early Release

EA Sports confirmed that players will still get early access to FIFA 23 by using their EA Play subscription service, but the early access isn’t as early as previous years.

EA Play is a subscription service that costs $4.99 per month for Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC. As part of this service, subscribers get member-only rewards including XP Boosts, FUT Packs and a free 10-hour trial of newly-released games, including FIFA 23.

There’s also an EA Play Pro subscription service which costs $14.99 a month which provides unlimited access to FIFA 23 and includes additional rewards, such as 4800 FIFA points on sign-up and 1600 FIFA Points per month for three months.

Prior to previous EA Sports FIFA game releases, being an EA Play subscriber granted players a free 10-hour trial and early access to the game when the FUT Web App was released, which allowed access about 10 days before release.

Ahead of the launch of FIFA 23 however, EA Sports has confirmed that EA Play subscribers will now be able to access the game only three days before the game’s official release date, the same amount of early access as those who have pre-ordered the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition.

This means EA Play subscribers will be able to access FIFA 23 on  Tuesday, September 27, 2022, three days before FIFA 23’s official release date of Friday, September 30, 2022.

FIFA 23 will be the final EA Sports FIFA title, following the decision of both companies to release their own football simulation games. EA has confirmed that their new game, EA Sports FC, will be released next year.

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FIFA 23 Release Date & First Trailer

FIFA 23 Release Date

EA has revealed that FIFA 23 will be available September 30th, will feature same-generation cross-play, a World Cup DLC, and more.

Revealed on the official website, EA’s final FIFA game will be cross-play at launch for the first time, although there is a catch. Players can only play together between the same generation of consoles, meaning those on PlayStation 4 can only play against those on the same platform or on Xbox One. PC players will be in the same pool as players on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Friends can also only play against each other in online friendlies and FIFA Ultimate Team’s Play a Friend mode. All other modes – FUT Online Friendlies, Online Seasons, FUT Rivals, FUT Champions, and FUT Online Draft – can only be played cross-play through online matchmaking. Players will be able to opt-out of cross-play altogether if they chose to do so.

EA has also announced that free DLC will be released at some point after the initial release, bringing both the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 into the game. No release window was given for the DLC.

FIFA 23 has promised to bring more realism and control through its new HyperMotion 2 technology which includes 6,000 unique animations to make players move more authentically than ever before.

Further reveals will be made in the lead-up to the game’s September release date, with EA promising new information on gameplay features on July 27, Career Mode on August 1, Matchday Experience on August 5, Pro Clubs and Volta on August 8, and FIFA Ultimate Team on August 11.

Here’s a look at FIFA 23’s first trailer.

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