FIFA 23 is the latest installment of the world’s most popular sports video game franchise. Developed by EA Vancouver and published by EA Sports, FIFA 23 brings with it a plethora of new features, game modes, and improvements which are sure to please both veteran FIFA fans and newcomers alike.
FIFA 23 boasts unique visuals, with a new lighting system bringing a more realistic feel to the game. The familiar FIFA presentation has been slightly updated, with a fresh new menu system and improved crowd visuals. The pitch and playing surfaces have also seen a major upgrade, with grass textures looking more realistic than ever before.
The biggest addition for FIFA 23 is the updated VOLTA Football feature. This mode allows players to take control of a custom player and compete in a variety of street and futsal matches. Players can choose from a variety of different stadiums, including those based on real-life locations, and can customize the look of their player with a variety of different clothing and accessories. The VOLTA mode also features a story-based campaign which follows the player’s career as they work to become the world’s best street footballer.
FIFA Ultimate Team Mode
FIFA 23 also features a revamped FIFA Ultimate Team mode. This mode allows players to create their own custom team and compete against other players in online tournaments. The FUT Chemistry system has also been overhauled, allowing players to create more diverse and balanced squads. The odds of unearthing Mbappe, Son, or Benzema are still deliberately obfuscated, but the new system does offer more flexibility than before.
The Career Mode has also seen a few changes, with players now able to take on the role of a real-life manager and manage their team through various leagues and tournaments. The in-game press conferences have also been improved, with a more realistic feel to the questions and answers. Players can also create their own custom tournaments, allowing them to create their own unique competition with individual rules and even custom logos.
FIFA 23 also features a new set-piece system, which allows for more control and variety when taking free-kicks and corners. The new system allows players to move a cursor over the ball to determine where they want to strike it, allowing for greater precision and variety when trying to score from dead-ball situations.
On the pitch, the game has seen several improvements. The HyperMotion 2 technology has been implemented, allowing for more realistic and fluid player movements. The ball control has also been improved, making playing through the midfield and creating chances easier than ever before.
Main features in FIFA 23
• FIFA Ultimate Team: Create your own Ultimate Team with players from around the world!
• Career Mode: Take on the role of a real-life manager and manage your team through various leagues and tournaments.
• VOLTA Football: Take control of a custom player and compete in a variety of street and futsal matches.
• UEFA Champions League: Compete in the world’s biggest club competition.
• Pro Clubs: Create a team with your friends and compete online.
• Kick Off: Compete against your friends with custom rules and settings.
• Tournaments: Create your own tournaments with custom rules and settings.
• Training Center: Improve your skills with a variety of drills and exercises.
• Online Friendlies: Play against players from around the world.
• Skill Games: Test your skills with a variety of mini-games.
• Practice Arena: Practice your skills in a realistic environment.
• World Cup Mode: Compete in the men’s and women’s tournaments.
• HyperMotion 2 Technology: Enjoy more realistic and fluid player movements.
• Set Piece System: Take control of free-kicks and corners with greater precision and variety.
Overall, FIFA 23 is a great game that will please both veteran FIFA fans and newcomers alike. The new VOLTA mode offers an exciting and unique way to experience the game, whilst the new FUT Chemistry system offers more flexibility than before. The Career Mode has also seen a few improvements, and the new set-piece system adds a level of control and variety not seen before in a FIFA game. With its beautiful visuals, realistic gameplay and a variety of game modes, FIFA 23 is sure to be a hit with fans of the series.
End of an Era
After 20 years, EA Sports and FIFA have announced their partnership is ending in summer 2023. The current contract will be extended to include one final edition, after which all games will no longer use FIFA branding. The game will be renamed EA Sports FC, with no major changes to the game’s structure or gameplay. FIFA now has the chance to create their own line of video games and pursue other developers.