FIFA 23 trailer to air on July 20, cover art revealed
FIFA 23 is getting its first official preview this week with a trailer, which is set to debut on Wednesday, July 20. As part of the announcement, EA Sports also revealed the cover art for the game, featuring Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé and Chelsea. Female forward, Sam Kerr. This year’s annual EA football simulation game will be the last to include the “FIFA” moniker, following disagreements with global football body FIFA. In keeping with tradition, we can expect the title to launch in September or October.
EA Sports has revealed on Twitter the official FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition – the most expensive – cover of the game, which includes Legends bonuses and packs for its Ultimate Team component. This year also marks the third consecutive appearance for Kylian Mbappé since FIFA 21, who is currently regarded as one of the best male footballers in the world.
Sam Kerr, on the other hand, appears on the cover for the first time – further highlighting the inclusion of a Women’s World Cup segment in the latest installment. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 is hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Gaming journalist Tom Henderson previously leaked, via XFire, that FIFA 23 will feature two World Cup modes, Men’s and Women’s, with EA expanding its licensing partnership to all major leagues. However, the Russian national team and clubs will be excluded, in response to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The leak also said that the latest football simulation game will come with support for cross-play, on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Support will be enabled for online and co-op modes.
EA Sports will release a new teaser this week, showcasing some of the new enhancements, including Hypermotion technology, which is described as a next-gen motion capture technique that combines real 11v11 recordings with machine learning to deliver realistic movements. . In the report, Henderson also claimed that the technology had been “enabled” and allowed developers to capture live game animations through stadium cameras. Volta (5v5), Pro Clubs, and Career Mode should also return.
As previously reported, this would be the last time EA would associate itself with the “FIFA” tag, due to a financial dispute. It turns out FIFA’s branding and licensing was becoming too expensive to afford, and EA Sports was asked to pay $2.5 billion over the next 10 years by the Federation. The current contract will end next summer, after which the franchise will be rebranded as EA Sports FC.
EA Sports, however, will continue to retain the license for all players, clubs, stadiums and around 30 in-game leagues such as the Premier League, Bundesliga and LaLiga.