The FIFA 23 trailer debuted today, announcing a September 30 release date and showing off the new animation system. The trailer itself showcases a variety of games and teams playing in different locations, interspersed with pre-written commentary explaining new features in the title.
For example, Hypermotion 2 technology brings more animations and more realistic physical responses to virtual players in FIFA 23. In theory, the technology will make gameplay more fluid and responsive, and make playing the game more indistinguishable from watching it on TV. Hypermotion 2 features are only available in the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia versions of the game. Other improvements include a revamped dribbling system, smoother transition to shots, all-new acceleration mechanics, increased player awareness, and more.
FIFA 23 will also feature women’s club teams for the first time in series history, including the Barclays Women’s Super League and Division 1 Arkema at launch. The game will also feature two World Cub titles: the FIFA Men’s World Cup Qatar 2022 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023. These tournaments will be added in free updates at a later date.
The game will add changes and improvements to various game modes including Career Mode, Pro Clubs, Volta Football, Ultimate Team and more. Training Mode’s new training system promises to help new and inexperienced players get up to speed more quickly. FIFA 23 will also support cross-play between systems and platforms.
FIFA’s ownership of video games is currently in a period of transition as the international soccer organization and EA are parting ways. EA’s soccer games will change their name to EA Sports FC in 2023, while FIFA has promised several non-simulation games to arrive later in 2022.
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