After revealing Chelsea star Sam Kerr on its cover earlier this week, EA has unveiled the first trailer for FIFA 23 show that women’s football will finally be an important part of the game. It will feature women’s club teams from the top divisions in England and France, as well as both women’s and men’s competitions at both the World Cup in Qatar 2022 and the World Cup in Australia/New Zealand 2023.
International women’s teams have been available in EA FIFA games since 2016, but this will be the first edition with club teams. Women’s football has gained popularity thanks in part to the Olympic Games and other international competitions, and the 2022 World Cup will bring another huge boost. Two leagues is a far cry from the dozens available for men’s soccer, but it looks like EA plans to add more via future updates. “We are committed to creating a fair experience and want to help grow women’s football,” he said FIFA 23is Matt Lafreniere.
FIFA 23 also introduces cross-play functionality and more “realistic” gameplay via its latest evolution of HyperMotion2 technology, EA said. This feature applies machine learning to motion capture data to generate smoother player movements during gameplay.
FIFA 23 will be EA’s last version of the game to be named FIFA as it failed to reach an agreement with FIFA over financial and exclusivity issues. However, EA still holds licenses for more than 300 football partners and has exclusive deals with players such as the Premier League, MLS, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A. The series will be renamed EA Sports FC in its future versions.
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