When is the release date for FIFA 23?

The end of an era in the FIFA franchise is upon us.

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Fans of the FIFA game franchise will have to get used to a new name in 2023, but not for this year. FIFA 23 will mark the final game in the partnership between EA Sports and the FIFA governing body, before the franchise becomes EA Sports FC next year. This year’s title will be very interesting for a few reasons, outside of that plotline. FIFA 23 may very well receive a boatload of 2022 FIFA World Cup content, in line with what EA did with FIFA 18. FIFA 23 will also mark the third title to launch on current-gen consoles, but when will the latest installment of the series go live?

When will FIFA 23 launch?

As of this writing, we do not know exactly when FIFA 23 will be released worldwide. We do, however, have a general idea of when it will go live, thanks to documents that the company released earlier this year.

In May 2022, Electronic Arts released its last earnings report for the 2022 financial year. In it, EA also confirmed when a number of its yearly titles are expected to launch over the next financial year.

For FIFA, EA stated that the next edition of the franchise, FIFA 23, will be released in the second quarter of the company’s financial year of 2023, alongside the Madden NFL franchise. This puts FIFA 23 on a timeline to be released sometime between July and the end of September 2022.

Since EA Sports typically releases the yearly FIFA game between the middle of September, to the start of October, it’s a safe bet to say that FIFA 23 will be released during that latter part of the timeline. Over the past 10 releases, EA has opted to release the game either during the second half of September, or early October. It’s fair to expect the next game to be released sometime during this timeframe.