EA Leaked FIFA 23
EA has again leaked large amounts of the upcoming FIFA 23 content. This time, they released the Men’s World Cup Mode early on PlayStation 5.
Eurogamer reported that PS5 users were able to access World Cup mode menus before the official launch.
Although games are not currently available in the World Cup menu at the moment, the leak revealed that DLC will include four game modes. It will release later this year and will include FIFA World Cup Live (which will allow players to emulate the day’s real-life games), FIFA World Cup kick-off, Online Tournament, FIFA World Cup 2022, and FIFA World Cup 2022.
It was also revealed that the World Cup mode will have 48 teams, 16 more than the 32-team roster of the real World Cup. Although it is not clear what these extra countries are, EA often adds a custom World Cup mod (perhaps the fourth mentioned before) that allows players the ability to place their country in the tournament bracket and then take them all the the way.
EA has not yet announced a release date, but the Men’s World Cup will begin on November 20. FIFA 23 The Women’s World Cup will also be coming to FIFA 23 , but it is unlikely that this will happen for too long as the actual event won’t begin until July 2023.
EA had previously released FIFA 23’s entire contents a month before its launch, after users who downloaded the game to their Xbox One were granted access. The unusual leaks haven’t affected the game’s sales, however, as EA announced earlier this month that FIFA 23 has had the best launch in franchise history with a record breaking 10.3 million players logging in during its first week.https://widgets.ign.com/video/embed/content.html?url=https://www.ign.com/videos/fifa-23-official-launch-trailer
It will likely be a pleasant send-off for EA, but it may be slightly worrying for FIFA – next year’s entry will go under the name EA Sports FC. EA dropped the brand name following FIFA’s reportedly four-year request for $1 billion for the name. Andrew Wilson, EA CEO, commented that FIFA only gives them “four letters on the box.”
IGN’s 7/10 review of this years entry stated that “FIFA 23’s dramatic and slick virtual football is appropriate for the series’ final hurrah, but it also has its familiar frustrations and still undervalues many of its most beloved modes.”
IGN gave the Nintendo Switch version a 2/10 rating, stating that “FIFA 23 on Switch represents minimal effort and maximum profit.”
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