FIFA 23 will break new boundaries, with the next game in EA’s iconic soccer series featuring both men and women cover stars. The FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition will feature Paris Saint-Germain and France superstar Kylian Mbappe and Chelsea and Australia icon Sam Kerr on the global cover. This news, revealed by EA today, marks the first time that the cover of the hugely popular soccer series will feature men and women players side by side on the global cover.
It’s a historic moment in the FIFA series.
Women’s football has always featured in FIFA matches, where women’s international teams can be played since FIFA 16.
But this is the first time that icons from both sides of the beautiful game have appeared on the game cover.
Besides being a big moment for inclusion, FIFA 23 is also a landmark release for the EA series in general.
This is because FIFA 23 will be the last game in the EA series to feature the FIFA name.
EA previously announced that from 2023, the long-running soccer series will adopt the name EA Sports FC.
More about this new chapter in the series is scheduled to be revealed in the summer of 2023, but fans can rest assured that despite the name change, all the modes fans know and love is back.
Speaking of this major change to the EA Series previously, EA said: “Next year, EA SPORTS FC will become the future of EA SPORTS football. Together with our over 300 licensing partners across the sport, we are on Ready to take global football experiences to new heights, on behalf of all football fans around the world.
“Everything you love about our games will be part of EA SPORTS FC – there will be the same great experiences, modes, tournaments, clubs and athletes. Ultimate Team, Career Mode, Pro Clubs and VOLTA Football will all be there. The unique licensing portfolio of over 19,000 players and 700 will remain. + A team, 100+ stadiums, and the 30 leagues we’ve been investing in for decades are uniquely located in EA SPORTS FC. This includes exclusive partnerships with the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, NBA – and more to come.
“This new independent platform will provide a new opportunity – to innovate, create and evolve. This is so much more than just a code change – as EA SPORTS, we are committed to ensuring that EA SPORTS FC is a symbol of change. We are dedicated to meaningfully reinvesting in the sport, and we are excited to work with a number of Large and growing number of partners to expand into new authentic experiences that bring joy, inclusion and immersion in a global community of fans.”