EA Sports reveals FIFA 23 will be the first to feature men’s and women’s stars on global cover as Chelsea icon Sam Kerr appears alongside Kylian Mbappe July 19, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer
FIFA 23 will break new boundaries, with the next game in the iconic series set to feature men and women’s footballers on their cover.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe and Chelsea and Australia icon Sam Kerr will appear on the global cover of the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition.
It’s ground-breaking news by EA with a women’s player being side-by-side with a men’s player on the global cover never happening before.
Women’s football has long featured in FIFA games, with women’s international teams being playable since FIFA 16.
However, this is the first time that icons from both the men’s and women’s games have appeared on the sleeve of the game.
FIFA 23 is also a landmark release in general as it will be the final game in the EA series to feature the FIFA name.
From 2023, the long-running football series will adopt the name EA Sports FC.
Spanish publication Marca reports Mbappe will be the highest rated player in the game, with a rating of 92.
It’s not known what ratings Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo will get but this is set to be the first edition of the game since 2007 where neither of the duo are the highest rated player.
More on this new part of the franchise is set to be revealed in the summer of 2023.