FIFA is certainly one of the most famous football-themed games in the world. With each series, developers from EA Sports try to make more changes and improvements to make the gameplay more exciting and realistic. It is no wonder, then, that fans of the series all over the world are eagerly awaiting the release of the next instalment of this iconic game.
September with football? Release date of FIFA 23
We already know the release date of FIFA 23! The creators of this iconic series have accustomed their fans to regular releases of new instalments of this game. Every year, usually in the fall, EA satisfies the appetite of its customers for a new dose of excitement and adrenaline. This is no different in 2022. The release of FIFA 23 is announced for September 30, 2022!
At the end of September 2022, the favourite game of many soccer fans around the world will appear on store shelves. FIFA 23 will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S consoles, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, as well as PC.
How to gain access to the game before its release? Early Access
True fans of the FIFA series have certainly been anticipating the moment to play the new version ever since the release date was announced. Fortunately, there is an Early Access option, which will let you play FIFA 23 as early as September 27, so as many as three days before the release date! How to get Early Access? There are two options.
The first option to get FIFA 23 in Early Access is to order the Ultimate edition of the game. After purchasing and paying for this version, you can get access to the game as early as September 27. The second option is to have an EA Play subscription. Then you can get 10-hour access to the game with all its features on September 27.
FIFA 23 Pre-order - where and when you buy it?
Pre-order for the purchase of the latest instalment of the FIFA game has already started! On the websites of electronics stores, you can currently purchase the game as a pre-order. However, it is worth remembering that if you decide to buy the classic version of the game (and not the Ultimate edition), you will only get access to it on September 30.
HyperMotion 2 – will it bring gameplay to a new level?
FIFA 23 is set to be the final part of the iconic FIFA series. So this is a special premiere because the latest instalment closes a certain chapter in the history of video games. Because of this farewell to the series, fans of the game are expecting significant changes in FIFA 23, including new features and improvements in the overall quality of gameplay.
One of the key changes, which is expected to significantly improve the realism of the entire game, is HyperMotion 2 technology. Electronic Arts paid much more attention to this technology during the development of the latest FIFA 23. HyperMotion will appear in the game's next-generation part. As opposed to the previous game, this time the PC version will also be equipped with HyperMotion.
What will HyperMotion 2 bring to the game? First of all, it is expected to enable even more realistic gameplay. In FIFA 23, the number of realistic animations of female and male players has been increased to 6000! What’s more, the movement of female characters in the game will be more natural and feminine, as it has been created based on the analysis of recordings of female soccer players during a match.
Fifa 23 vs. Fifa 22 – what can we expect from the new part?
In addition to greater realism, FIFA 23 also has some new features that we haven't experienced in previous versions of the game. One of the key changes is certainly the introduction of women's teams from the Barclays FA Women's Super League and Division 1 Arkema leagues into the game. This is a major breakthrough and a complete novelty in the FIFA series.
Check out this Fifa 23 vs Fifa 22 comparison post!
However, the introduction of women's teams is not the only change from previous instalments of the FIFA game. An important change is the removal of the Russian national team and all Russian teams from the game. With this change, EA Sports firmly states its standing against Russia's actions and shows support for the Ukrainian nation. On the other hand, the Juventus Turin club returns to the game after a three-year absence!
Something that is sure to positively surprise FIFA fans is the fact that FIFA 23 owners will gain free access to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. More information on the update is expected to appear around the dates of the aforementioned sporting events.
Sounds and graphics – changes from FIFA 22
The latest instalment of the game in the iconic FIFA series offers its players many new features. The technical and aesthetic elements of the entire game, such as graphics and sounds, have certainly changed in comparison to the previous versions. Changes in graphics in FIFA 23 are noticeable at first glance. The movement animations of players on the field are more realistic due to the HyperMotion technology.
What’s more, the appearance of football players has changed with the introduction of improved facial expressions and updated outfits. Differences can also be seen in the audience, which has become more diverse thanks to new clothing. The audience also knows more chants. An important graphical change can also be seen on the pitch, which has been designed in a very realistic way and now has a turf that deforms during the match.
The trailer of the newest FIFA 23!
Since EA Sports announced the release date of FIFA 23, they have been sharing with fans of the series the new footage from the game. On the official EA SPORTS FIFA YouTube channel, there are three trailers announcing the latest instalment of the series. The first trailer is around 2 minutes long, and although it’s only a preview of the entire game, it reveals many interesting tidbits about FIFA 23. It shows, among other things, how the graphics have changed in relation to the previous version of the game. The trailer also announces, among other things, the use of HyperMotion 2 technology.
The other two trailers shared with us by EA Sports are much longer, as they are 11 and 7 minutes long respectively, and reveal more details and information about the gameplay of the new FIFA 23.