Ultimate Team, licenses, crossplay… the spot in the news and big rumors

Expected to be released at the end of September, FIFA 23 will be the last to take that name before making the transition to EA Sports FC. While very little information has been released at the moment, many sources agree on new content and upcoming new features.

It has been confirmed for a while: 23 It will be the last FIFA. After that, you’ll have to get used to talking about EA Sports FC, the new name that Electronic Arts chose after its decision not to renew its license with Fifa.

As every year, the flagship football video game, which continues to dominate sales in the industry, will be released on PlayStation, Xbox and PC in the last week of September. In addition, early access should be granted to owners of the most expensive version of the game and those who subscribe to the EA Play service. By the way, many rumors and some proven information are circulating on the Internet here and there. Just three months before its release, RMC Sport takes stock of the latest echoes.

Great work in Ultimate Team

Two big changes are expected for EA’s dig, namely the Ultimate Team mode. On the one hand, it should no longer be possible to change players’ positions with special cards. Now each player would invariably have one main position and another secondary position. History of not seeing N’Golo Kanté in the attack anymore.

On the other hand, the system of “chemistry” required to align players by common points (championship, nationality, club) should be completely overhauled. There should no longer be any green or red links between players. The new device would operate with a star limit (three) that should not be exceeded. This will open up the possibilities of fitting an eleven.

Mentioned new Icon cards to pay homage to the “greatest of all time”. Last I heard, we should trust: Harry Kewell, Zico, Gabriel Batistuta, Yaya Touré, Rafael Marquez, Claudio Marchisio, Diego Forlan, Diego Simeone, Dirk Kuyt, Joan Capdevilla, John Arne Riise, Lucio, Park Ji-Sung and Peter Cömel.

Little info about career mode

For now, the main rumor for other game modes is Solo Career, which includes new customization options and a stadium editor with advanced features (for changing the look of the enclosure, scoreboards and capacity).

Toward Juve’s return and the addition of women’s titles

Piemonte Calcio, Juventus, renamed due to a rights issue, will apparently be back with their real name, real logo, real jerseys. On the other hand, the end has come for the J-League (Japan) and Liga MX (Mexico) clubs. Both champions are now enemy exclusive eFootball from Konami. If EA Sports decides to build fictitious teams, some players like Florian Thauvin or André-Pierre Gignac may still be there.

Women’s championships can be added according to various sources: FA Women’s Super League (England), Frauen-Bundesliga (Germany), National Women’s Football League (United States), D1 Arkema (France). Since 2015, FIFA has been content with adding a few women’s selections and introducing the possibility of playing as a football player in Club Pro mode.

As confirmed by Electronic Arts, the 2022 Men’s World Cup will be there. Therefore, all qualifying nations will be playable.

The advent of crossplay seems won

This potential innovation is undoubtedly the most important. 23may be partially or completely “crossplay”. So a PlayStation 5 player will be able to play an online match against an Xbox Series player (or even an Xbox One player against an Xbox Series player, which is not even possible today).

Tests have already been done on it 22. If approved for this 23 (well-informed sources speak positively), for example, there is no longer any need to consult friends to buy the same console. In these times of tension over stocks of next-gen consoles, it’s a godsend.

It is not yet clear whether the EA Sports project is only about classic matches between friends or strangers, or whether crossplay is envisioned for Ultimate Team and Club Pro as well. The lucrative card market for Ultimate Team will therefore become unique. This will further increase transactions.