As is the case around this time every year, the hype for the new FIFA is building.
Millions of fans are keeping a close eye on what is new for the upcoming game.
This will see the end of an era come even closer as FIFA is to change to EA Sports FC indefinitely. For now, though, FIFA 23 is all that matters!
It is hard to look beyond one of the cover stars when it comes to the newest features. Alongside Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is Chelsea and Matilda’s forward Sam Kerr. The Aussie is at the forefront of the women’s game and she is leading her teammates into the new era when it comes to video games.
Previously, you could only play as several of the national teams, from the USWNT to the Lionesses. Now, though, the Women’s Super League and the Ligue 1 Feminine are entering the fold with Kerr a two-time Golden Boot winner in the former, having spearheaded Emma Hayes’ unstoppable Chelsea side.
Focusing on the graphics now, though, and with the official FIFA 23 trailer as the reference point, the discussion begins about the improvements from one game to another.
When comparing the current games to that of the early 2000s, the differences are scary in truth.
These games are now so impressive that the differences are much more minimal. They are improved all the same, though, as can be seen from 22 becoming 23 with the new season fast approaching in real life too.
Everything is that little bit crisper as per this FIFA 23 trailer, the grass is greener and the pixels are more detailed and precise.
In an attempt to constantly freshen things up, the free-kick graphics have changed slightly with the players’ stats featuring from a brand spanking new view.
With the likes of Catarina Macario and Chloe Kelly under the microscope, hair is so much more realistic in such a minute change, but it has been done to great effect all the same.
Of course, the new kits and whatever else is in place for all the clubs, but the facial details have been enhanced once again too.
PSG and France forward Marie-Antoinette Katoto, along with some of her fellow countrymen and women, including Macario, Mbappe and Karim Benzema have an even more realistic facial structure.
The crème de la crème of the male game were already well catered for, but it seems that their female counterparts have been brought up to scratch as well, which is great to see.