It seems that FIFA 23 accidentally had been released a month early on Xbox ahead of its official release in September. The entire game was briefly made playable on the platform to players who had pre-ordered the game. According to some players, the game was accessible to those who pre-ordered it. In addition to that, the players could access the Ultimate Edition and could play the game in its full glory.
As a result of FIFA 23’s unintentional release, all game modes, including Ultimate Team, were made available to users. Moreover, they were also able to view the player ratings and team kits, some of which have not been revealed yet in real-life, like Liverpool, Burnley, and Atletico Madrid.
Following this, EA is also reportedly banning players who were streaming the game via identifiable information on streams. It is not clear whether they will permanently ban players from the game if they access the offline components of the game. Moreover, though the online servers have been shut down, some players are still managing to get access to the offline sections.
Fifa 23 has been embroiled in controversy before. The game’s Ultimate Edition was mistakenly posted for 6 cents on the Epic Games Store in India earlier this month. Contrary to expectations, EA did not retroactively charge customers who had already paid that amount. Later on, EA emailed the players who bought it at 6 cents and admitted its mistake as well.
Since EA decided not to pay FIFA’s hue license fee, FIFA 23 will be the last game in the FIFA series to have FIFA as a partner. The name change to EA Sports FC will take effect in 2024. The game will officially release on September 27 on various platforms.
What do you think of this news? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!