For the first time in franchise history, this year’s FIFA entry will feature cross-play.
This is according to a report from Xfire, saying FIFA 23 PC, PlayStation and Xbox players will be able to play together in all game modes.
The report also says the game will feature both Men’s and Women’s World Cups for a unique experience that brings the two together.
It is also reported that improvements have been made to the series’ Hypermotion Technology, first introduced with FIFA 22. Xfire claims the technology “has been improved tenfold”, as it is now. can capture animations in real matches with stadium cameras instead of putting athletes in Xsens suits.
HyperMotion technology is a machine learning algorithm that records new animations in real time, based on 8.7 million frames of match capture data. In FIFA 22, for example, matches are played by 22 professional players in an 11v11 match, all wearing Xsens motion capture suits. Hypermotion technology is only available with the PS5, Stadia, and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game.
This year’s entry in the series could be the last to bear the FIFA name.
Back in October, EA publicly announced that it was considering renaming the FIFA franchise, and a trademark application the same month suggested the FIFA series would likely be called EA Sports FC.
EA also suggests that if that and FIFA can’t come to an agreement, EA still has a license to cover tournaments, players and stadiums separate from FIFA.
FIFA responded by stating that it is currently engaged with “many industry players, including developers, investors and analysts” outside of EA.
Recently, a report surfaced claiming that during an internal company meeting last November, EA boss Andrew Wilson stated that although the company had a “great relationship with FIFA” For the past 30 years, the “ultimatum”, FIFA was just the name on the box, “and that the FIFA license has been “an obstacle” to franchise growth.
https://www.vg247.com/fifa-23-will-feature-cross-play-and-two-world-cups-report FIFA 23 will feature crossplay and two World Cups – report