EA SPORTS will soon be preparing players for the launch of FIFA 23, and while official details are scant for the next installment in the series, a number of leaks have already surfaced.
When FIFA 22 was released, there was a lot of talk about the franchise becoming free to play, cross-platform and even including online career mode.
While there were still a host of changes, from a FUT Champions Weekend League reorganization to kickstarting player careers with new content, there was still a lack of game-changing changes that we just noticed.
So that begs the question: will FIFA 23 take things in a new direction? Let’s take a look at everything that’s leaked so far.
FIFA 23 leaks: everything we know
FIFA 23 playable for free?
There has long been a rumor that EA SPORTS is poised to make FIFA 23 the first free-to-play game in the series, and the speculation all started around the time of FIFA 22’s launch.
A number of popular retailers and leakers have reported the possibility of the next title being available for free, according to a post by Donk Trading.
Free to play 🤝 Cross-platform #FIFA23
— Donk 🍊 (@DonkTrading) July 17, 2021
EA hasn’t publicly commented on this leak, and since it dates back to July 2021, there’s a chance plans may have changed.
Of course, the rumblings within the FIFA community began when a free-to-play game called UFL was announced that could potentially compete with the Juggernaut franchise.
FIFA 23 cross-platform match leaked
According to a report by industry insider Tom Henderson, EA SPORTS will reportedly add full cross-platform play in FIFA 23.
On February 28, Henderson released a series of leaked plans for the upcoming launch. Unlike previous games where even players from the same family of consoles (Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S) couldn’t play together, the leak says there will be full cross-platform play.
This would mean PlayStation, Xbox and PC players could all play on the same court, which has never been possible before.
The leak could mean big changes in how the Ultimate Team market works and how Pro Clubs work, allowing you to sign people from other platforms.
Will the 2022 World Cup be in FIFA 23?
Last year Electronic Arts added new women’s team options for the popular team mode, Pro Clubs, and it seems plans for more inclusive content will take FIFA 23 one step further.
According to reports, the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2022 will take place in the next game, which means there will be exclusive content for everyone to enjoy the greatest celebration of football.
What this will look like remains to be seen. With EA Play likely to be announced sometime this summer, fans can expect more information to be released in due course.
Will FIFA 23 have an online career mode?
There have long been rumors of an online career mode in FIFA, but it never came to fruition.
However, around the time FIFA 22 launched, a glimmer of hope was spotted in EA’s job listings.
On June 3rd, 2021 we reported that there was an Online Software Engineer position that had some very interesting details in the job description.
EA job ad says they are hiring online software engineers to work on a FIFA “online career mode”.
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— Dexerto FC ⚽️ (@DexertoFC) June 3, 2021
It said, “As an online software engineer, you’ll help build our connected game development team – whether that’s in our online career mode, ultimate team, or core online systems and protocols.
“We’re looking for engineers who enjoy prototyping and designing, adding amazing new features to an existing and popular game, and improving existing code.”
Other than that, it never came to fruition in FIFA 22 – possibly opening the door for the game after. Well, this very game is set to launch in 2022, so there could be good news for career mode players.
No doubt more FIFA 23 leaks and rumors will surface throughout the calendar year, with EA likely eyeing an October 2022 launch. Keep checking this page as we will be adding new details as they are released.
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