Tag: Ea Sports
News EA Sports PGA Tour Holds Few Surprises in Its PS5 Career Mode
Familiar but fine
Career mode is the backbone of any sports game: it’s the ultimate power fantasy to create your own character and take them to the top of your favourite discipline. And there are few surprises in EA Sports PGA Tour’s main single player option, which follows the same formula as its predecessors. You can choose whether you want to...
News EA Sports PGA Tour Won't Take You Too Long to Platinum on PS5
There was a time when sports games Trophies bordered on the impossible, and that’s still somewhat the case with the NBA 2K series. But the developers of Madden NFL and MLB The Show have toned down the requirements in recent years, and EA Sports PGA Tour looks like it’ll have a pretty easy Platinum to unlock. Originally due out...
News FIFA 25 Will Take on EA Sports FC, Promises Re-Elected Gianni Infantino
"News on this very soon"
Gianni Infantino, the head of football’s governing body FIFA, says that it will have news “very soon” on a rival to EA Sports FC, following EA Sports’ decision to drop the iconic license. The recently re-elected president – who is presiding over controversial tournament changes, like the expansion of the World Cup...
News Sony Ordered to Pay Refunds As Austrian Court Declares FIFA Gambling
Sony has been ordered to pay refunds after an Austrian court ruled FIFA Ultimate Team a form of gambling. The controversial game mode sees players spending money on digital card packs, which include virtual footballers. These can then be traded, sold for in-game currency, or used to assemble teams, which fans can use to compete online. But...
News EA Sports PGA Tour Tees Off a Little Later Than Expected on PS5
EA Sports has marginally pushed back the release date of its upcoming PS5 golf simulation PGA Tour until 7th April, 2023 – aligning it with this year’s Masters, which is scheduled to tee off the day before. The title had been due out on 24th March, but the publisher says the small adjustment will enable it to “add a few final...
News EA Sports Closing on £500 Million Deal with English Premier League
EA Sports is close to sealing a deal believed to be worth almost £500 million (~$603 million) with the Premier League. Sky News reports that all 20 of the English top flight’s clubs have been briefed on the contract, which will allow the video game publisher to remain a key league partner and exclusively incorporate its branding into its...
News FIFA 23 Confirms Its Team of the Year Starting XI
Community votes revealed
EA Sports has finally revealed its Team of the Year lineup for FIFA 23, confirming what new cards will be available in its Ultimate Team mode from 26th January 2023. You'll find the starting XI below, but there is still time to vote for the 12th player. Competing for the final spot is goal machine Erling Haaland, full-back...
News EA Sports PGA Tour Tees Up on PS5 in March
Check out the gameplay trailer
EA Sports has regained the official PGA licence, and the next golf sim is closer than you might think. Announced today with a new gameplay trailer, the aptly named EA Sports PGA Tour is coming to PS5 on 24th March, 2023. Billed as the "exclusive home of the Majors", the game will feature all the big tournaments you'd...
Preview EA Sports PGA Tour Makes a Promising Swing at a Familiar Golf Sim
Hole in one?
It's been seven long years since a golf game had the EA Sports logo on the box. Dominating the genre since 1990, the publisher took a step back after Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015, letting 2K Sports shoulder its way to the front of the pack. Now, the licence switches hands again on PS5 with the simply named EA Sports PGA Tour, boasting...
News EA Sports Fumbled the Save Files of a Massive Number of Madden NFL 23 Franchises
Dropped the ball
EA Sports has lost the progress of a large number of Franchise mode save files in Madden NFL 23. While it’s possible to play the game entirely offline, it’s recommended you take advantage of the publisher’s servers in order to speed up certain activities, like simulating games. You can, of course, also invite your friends and...
News EA Sports' College Football Reboot Returns to the Locker Room Until 2024
EA Sports’ hotly anticipated College Football reboot will not see the Friday night lights until the summer of 2024, having been previously scheduled to kick off in July 2023. The game – which was first announced all the way back in 2021 – is being built from the ground-up, and therefore will not piggy-back off the work of the...
News FIFA 23's World Cup 2022 Kicks Off Today, Here Are the Patch Notes
Jules Rimet still gleamin'
Weirdly, the World Cup 2022 is a matter of days away now, and EA Sports is aiming to capitalise on the building enthusiasm with the addition of its officially licensed mode for FIFA 23. For those who missed the news earlier in the month, this will allow you to play real-life fixtures from the tournament in an attempt to...
News Mighty Ducks Themed Items Flying Their Way into NHL 23
Ducks fly together
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Disney all-time classic, Adidas and EA Sports have announced that a handful of items themed after The Mighty Ducks are headed to NHL 23. Of course, The Mighty Ducks were a real team in the NHL for years before tragically dropping the 'Mighty' from their name and abandoning their...
News FIFA 23's World Cup Mode Arrives 9th November for Free
No alcohol allowed
FIFA 23 will be treated to a World Cup mode on 9th November 2022, EA Sports has confirmed. You'll be able to take any of the qualified teams to glory either offline or in an online tournament, and also participate in live modes based around the matches taking place on any given day. If your favourite national team didn't qualify,...
Review NHL 23 (PS5) – The Same as Last Year, with Small Changes
Stick it out
It’s the same thing every year, isn’t it? Annual sports titles get announced, highlight a few key features, and then hunker down for a few months, hoping any sort of pushback gets swept under the rug. It hits some series’ harder than others, Madden NFL being the most noteworthy franchise to endure a rough go of things. But some...
News Women's Champions League Added to FIFA 23 Next Year
From the knockout stages onwards
EA Sports has announced it'll be adding the Women's Champions League to FIFA 23 as a new tournament to partake in early next year. This is part of a multi-year partnership, which carries over into
News FIFA 23's World Cup Modes Leaked, Will Feature 48 Playable Teams
Update's out soon
The promised World Cup modes for FIFA 23 have been leaked ahead of schedule. The official tie-in, which will let players run through the upcoming real-life tournament, popped up early on PS5. But before it was pulled, people managed to take plenty of screenshots, which are now doing the rounds on social media. Four modes will be...
News FIFA 23 Racks Up More Than 10 Million Players in First Week, Biggest in Franchise History
Go big or go home
FIFA 23 is off to a roaring start, racking up more than 10 million players in its first week alone, 10.3 if you want to be exact. For comparison, FIFA 22 managed a very respectable 9.1 million players in its first ten days on the market, numbers that any game would kill to have. The increase may be attributed to the fact that FIFA...
News EA Sports Hopes You'll Fore-get PGA Tour 2K23 Is Out on PS5, PS4 This Week
Out of bounds
Oh, this is brilliant! EA Sports, wily as ever, has released the first ever teaser trailer for its upcoming EA Sports PGA Tour – timed perfectly to disrupt the release of 2K Sports’ own PGA Tour 2K23 this week, of course. The game, which is not due out until Spring 2023, promises to be the “only place golf fans can play all four...
News EA Scores Own Goal as FIFA 23 Hero Pack Snafu Wipes Millions of Coins Off Virtual Market
Red cards, all round
A snafu with one of FIFA 23's Hero Packs has turned rather costly after a tradeable FIFA Ultimate Team Hero item was put on the game's virtual transfer market at a heavily reduced rate. Chaos ensued as players attempted to sell off their assets as their value plummeted, attempting to recoup some losses as the market was flooded...
Review FIFA 23 (PS5) - Series Ends on a High, But Familiar Frustrations Remain
After an incredible 30-year run, FIFA 23 had to go out on a high – and to be fair, we reckon it just about has. Fans of EA Sports’ flagship football franchise will be familiar with the formula: this is more refinement than revolution, but FIFA 22 threaded through some of the best virtual soccer we’ve seen from the juggernaut...
News You Can Disable Criticism from Commentators in FIFA 2023
Shut it, Robson
Sick and tired of having FIFA's commentators crap on your style of play? Well, the series' newest instalment has your back. In FIFA 23, you can actually disable what the game calls "Critical Commentary". This makes it so commentators don't have a go at you when you misplace an obvious pass or pull your shot way over the bar at point...
News Begin Building Your FUT 23 Team Now with FIFA 23's Web and Mobile Apps
Loyalty rewards available for long-time players
FIFA 23’s all-important mobile app and web app are now live, allowing you to get a headstart building your FUT 23 team. Login with your EA account, and you’ll be able to get started opening packs and trading players with the rest of the community. If you’re a long-time FIFA player, you’ll also...
News FIFA 23 Reveals Soundtrack of Over 100 Songs
It's out on Spotify, too
Whether the music is to your tastes or not, the FIFA games have always put a lot of effort into their licensed soundtracks. Usually, they're made up of recent tunes that sit right on the edge of mainstream popularity, but in the last couple of years, the soundtracks have stepped over that edge and secured some especially...
News Lifting FIFA 23's PS5, PS4 Platinum Trophy Won't Be as Tough as the Premier League
You'll just need time
There was a time when you could win the Premier League with 80 points – but now you need way over 90 to stand a chance. Is that a sign of the competition’s difficulty increasing or declining? It probably depends on who you ask. One thing that’s not up for debate is the difficulty of FIFA’s Trophy lists: they’re...
News FIFA 23 Ropes in Ted Lasso, AFC Richmond for PS5, PS4 Soccer Sim
Playable across Career, Kick-Off, and more
Ted Lasso, the fictional football manager from Apple TV’s hit show, will feature in FIFA 23 – because of course he will. In fact, you’ll also be able to take control of his AFC Richmond team across virtually all modes, including Career, Kick-Off, Online Friendlies, and much more. For Ultimate Team...
News Play FIFA 23 First for Less with EA Play Discount Offer on PS5, PS4
10 hour early access incoming
Want to kick-off your FIFA 23 career as early as possible? Of course you do! There’s good news, then: EA Play is currently discounted until 30th September, meaning you can pod out £0.79/$0.99 for a month’s access to the service. During that time, from 27th September, you’ll be able to download and enjoy 10 hours...
News FIFA 23 Names Benzema, Mbappé, De Bruyne, and Lewandowski Its Highest Rated Players
Messi and Ronaldo slip heavily
EA Sports has announced the official player ratings for its highest-rated Gold Cards in FIFA 23, and the top 23 make for some interesting reading. The usual stalwarts Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo no longer lead the pack, both slipping down the rankings by a significant chunk. Manchester United's bench warmer...
Review Madden NFL 23 (PS5) - EA Sports Settles for Another Safe Five Yard Gain
The story goes that John Madden refused to sign off on EA Sports’ original football sim until it put 22 players on the field. The rest, of course, is history – and the Madden NFL franchise has been striving for realism ever since. That ambition comes in the form of a few buzzwords this year, including the distinctly marketing-led...
News NHL 23 PS5, PS4 Gameplay Trailer Showcases Surprisingly Strong Roster of Improvements
Change 'em up
Hot off the heels of its reveal trailer, NHL 23 has showcased a proper look at some of the gameplay changes we can look forward to. In a surprisingly meaty video, we get a glimpse at some of the upcoming improvements to expect with the latest iteration of the lone NHL game on the market. Let’s dive in! The first chunk of the trailer...
News Puck Off! NHL 23 Trailer Debuts New Gameplay, Confirms Crossplay
Ice to see you
The debut trailer for NHL 23 comes out swinging, with some of that classic E3 "stage demo cringe" that's been hard to come by these past years. Cover stars Trevor Zegras and Sarah Nurse group up to guide you through some of the new features, and things are much as you'd expect. That said, it looks like NHL 23 is set to feature some...
News NHL 23 PS5, PS4 Cover Reveal Offers Up Some Surprising Firsts
Quack! Quack! Quack!
While we're set to get our first glimpse at the gameplay of NHL 23 very soon, in the meantime, the cover athlete has been revealed. Or should we say, athletes. The cover athlete for any given sports title always generates interest, but they usually wind up feeling like safe, or unsurprising choices. It makes sense to put the...
News FIFA 23 Collaborates with Marvel for FUT Heroes in Ultimate Team
Comic book card art incoming
For the longest time, one of our biggest criticisms of FIFA Ultimate Team – aside from the obvious – has been the crappy card art. Compare to games like NBA 2K22 and MLB The Show 22 and EA Sports’ soccer sims have some of the worst looking collectible cards on the market. At least with FIFA 23, it’s aiming to...
News Pro Players Put Madden NFL 23 Through Its Paces on PS5, PS4
Want to see some unedited footage of Madden NFL 23? How does around 20 minutes played by pro players suit you? This is a pretty sanitised piece, so you’re not going to hear much negative feedback from TDBarrett and Cleff, but it showcases some of the new features well, like stand-up tackling and precision passing. As you’d expect, the...
News FIFA 23 Reinvents Chemistry in FUT, Adds New Single Player Moments
Green link glory
FIFA 23 will entirely transform the way Chemistry works in Ultimate Team, or FUT as its better known among fans. No longer will you be restricted by the series’ iconic green lines, but you’ll instead be able to build partnerships all over the pitch. For example, Liverpool fullbacks Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson –...
News FIFA 23 Looking to Pro Clubs Crossplay, As #SaveProClubs Trends
FIFA 23 will have crossplay across most modes, but it’s limited to one-on-one activities. This means, Pro Clubs, by its very nature, will not be supported. That’s left the community irate, as many feel it’s the feature that would benefit best from crossplay, due to its 11vs11 requirements. It’s something that publisher EA Sports...
News FIFA 23 Takes a Touch of Inspiration from the NFL
Photorealistic grass and 3D nets added
For all the criticism the series attracts, FIFA games are consistently among the best-looking you can find on console. Yes, the physics mean you can end up with some odd looking glitches, and of course the face scans edge into uncanny valley territory – but by and large, it’s an impressive looking series,...
News F1 22 Cross-Play Support Arrives Later This Month
Take it for a spin with trial weekends
Racing fans will be pleased to learn that Codemasters is finally bringing cross-play multiplayer to F1 22. Currently, the game's online community is fragmented by platform, but that'll soon be a thing of the past when the developer implements the feature very soon. Branching across PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S,...
News F1 22 Dev Says 'No Plans for a PSVR 2 Version at the Moment'
Here's hoping they have a change of heart
F1 22 is an immersive racing sim, and developer Codemasters is best-in-class when it comes to bringing the high-octane thrills of Formula One racing to life. You would think, then, that the title would be a shoo-in to receive a PSVR 2 port. Well, that isn't the case, or at least it isn't right now. In an...
News FIFA 23's Player Career Will Let You Be a Pampered Prima Donna
Authentic at last
FIFA 23 is making further alterations to the Player Career this year, allowing you to further hone your personality – both on and off the pitch. Everything you do in the game will contribute to the type of player you become – whether it’s teeing up your teammates regularly or taking all of the plaudits in your post-match...
News As the Women's Euros 2022 Breaks Records, FIFA 23 Has Full Female Athlete Mocap
FIFA 23 is aiming to be the most inclusive version of EA Sports’ soccer sim ever released, and that includes its expansion of the women’s game. With this year’s Euro 2022 capturing significant public attention – including record television and stadium audiences – the publisher has recorded unique motion capture specifically for...
News Goodbye, Piemonte Calcio! FIFA 23 Scores Juventus At Last
Wake up and smell the Italian coffee
Italian football fans will be familiar with Piemonte Calcio, the long-time alternative to Juventus in FIFA 22 and previous EA Sports games. Juventus had been wrapped up by rival release eFootball, but that will change with FIFA 23, as the juggernaut series has reclaimed exclusive rights to the Serie A giant. This...
News Russian Football Teams Won't Be in FIFA 23
Carrying on from FIFA 22's removal
Given that the Russian national team as well as Russian league teams were removed from FIFA 22 via an update back in April, it comes as no real surprise to hear that Russian football will not be represented in FIFA 23. The confirmation comes from EA Sports itself, as reported by Eurog
News FIFA 23's Pro Clubs Community Is Irate with EA Sports
FIFA’s Pro Clubs community has been teetering on the precipice of a meltdown for many years, but today’s FIFA 23 reveal may have finally pushed fans over the edge. While this year’s soccer sim will sport crossplay across one-on-one modes, 11-vs-11 option Pro Clubs is naturally not supported, as it demands a full squad of players...
News EA Sports Says Two World Cups, Crossplay Will Make FIFA 23 the Best Ever
Also happens to be the last
With its FIFA license scheduled to expire this year, you could perhaps forgive EA Sports for phoning in FIFA 23 while it turns its attention to the all-new EA Sports FC. That absolutely won’t be the case, however, as the publisher aims to make this year’s game its biggest and best ever. With two officially licensed...
News FIFA 23's Standard PS5, PS4 Cover Stars Include Kylian Mbappé, Sam Kerr
While FIFA 23’s Ultimate Edition is making history by placing Chelsea forward Sam Kerr alongside global icon Kylian Mbappé, both players will feature on the standard editions as well. In the case of PSG’s star man, you’ll find him on virtually all bog-standard copies of the game, while Kerr is the cover star in Australia and...
News FIFA 23's Ultimate Edition Makes History with Female Footballer Sam Kerr on Cover
Joined side-by-side with Kylian Mbappé
There have been female footballers on the cover of FIFA games before, specifically USWNT striker Alex Morgan on FIFA 16 in the United States. But never before has there been a female footballer on a global cover – until now. It’s been announced that Australian forward Sam Kerr will feature alongside French...
News Madden NFL 23's Franchise Mode Sounds Incredible on PS5, PS4
Lots to dig into
The meat of any single player sports game is its Franchise mode, and it’s an area where Madden NFL has long been lagging behind its competition. To its credit, though, EA Sports committed to improving the experience a few years back, and has been iterating on its offering ever seen. Madden NFL 22 saw some pretty nice improvements...
News Skate's Anticipated PS5, PS4 Reboot Will Be Free-to-Play
But will you bail?
The new Skate game from EA Sports and Full Circle will be a free-to-play, live service game. It’s, of course, the natural progression for a series that’s aiming to be a skating sandbox where you make up the rules one ollie at a time, but it’s certainly a surprise change of direction for a franchise that has historically been...
News F1 22 PS5, PS4 Update 1.05 Available Now, Here Are All the Patch Notes
F1 22 launched at the start of July, and while it's another solid sim from Codemasters, it did suffer from a handful of bugs. Hopefully, this latest patch will alleviate some of those. Update version 1.05 is available now on PS5 and PS4, and it makes a large number of fixes and improvements. Most of the patch is about squashing bugs,...