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The FIFA 23 release date is finally here on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch. The final game in EA’s long-running FIFA series has a September 30 release date and a midnight BST UK launch time for anybody buying a digital copy. If you’ve searched for the cheapest FIFA 23 prices and ordered the physical version, then sadly you’ll have to wait for the postie to make the rounds on Friday. If you really can’t wait that long, there’s a way you can start playing early, even if you don’t have the Ultimate Edition.
The Game Collection offers the best prices on FIFA 23 pre-orders. Whether you’re after the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch versions the specialist gaming retailer will give you a brilliant deal.
This secret hack worked earlier this week when the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition launched. It gives digital pre-order customers the ability to play FIFA early by changing their region to New Zealand.
Sadly, the trick only works on Xbox consoles, which means PlayStation customers will have to wait until midnight.
The New Zealand trick was outlined by the FIFAUTeam Twitter ahead of early access launching on Tuesday.
The account posted: “Those who pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition selecting New Zealand as their localization and using the English language (New Zealand), will have the chance to start playing FIFA 23 several hours before European and NA players (from 12pm UK time). This ‘trick’ only works for Xbox.”
You can see how to make the change below.
– Go to Xbox Settings > System
– Select ‘English (New Zealand)’ as the Language Region
– Choose ‘New Zealand’ as the Location
– Restart the console
After a partnership lasting three decades, FIFA 23 will be the final game to feature the official FIFA branding. Next year’s game will be known as EA Sports FC.
Despite the name change, Electronic Arts has confirmed that all of the modes FIFA fans know and love – such as FUT, VOLTA and Career mode – will make a return.
Judging by the lengthy list of new features, the FIFA series is going out with a bang. Not only is FIFA 23 the first game in the series to feature World Cup modes for both men and women, it’s the first title to feature women’s club football and crossplay among different platforms.
EA has also made big changes to FUT chemistry, enhanced the game’s visuals and match day presentation, and added a new “HyperMotion2” animation/machine learning system.
All of the aforementioned changes appear to have gone down well with reviewers, with FIFA 23 scoring big in early reviews.
The Game Collection offers the best prices on FIFA 23 pre-orders. Whether you’re after the PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch versions the specialist gaming retailer will give you a brilliant deal.In its four-star review, VGC praises the new power shots and revamped set-piece system, while also applauding EA for adding female club teams.
GamesRadar also awards FIFA 23 a solid four-stars: “FIFA 23 sees the series bow out on a high, and provides encouraging signs for the debut of EA Sports FC this time next year.”
The four-star reviews continue with The Guardian, which states that the FIFA series is bowing out gracefully.
“The first Fifa on the Mega Drive billed itself as an authentic experience of real sport, real drama, real spectacle. It wasn’t then, but perhaps, in this final iteration … it is now,” reads The Guardian review.
FourFourTwo takes things one step further, awarding FIFA 23 an impressive 4.5-stars. The site calls FIFA 23 “the most immersive and bonkers FIFA game yet”, praising the gameplay physics and “fun new touches”.
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