Is FIFA 23 coming to Xbox Game Pass?

Luca Di Marzo
Is FIFA 23 coming to Xbox Game Pass?

EA Sports’ FIFA 23 is set for a September release, but fans of the football game are questioning if it will be coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch. We’ve got you covered with all the details.

FIFA 23 is set to usher in a new era for the football franchise thanks to gameplay improvements and revamps of fan-favorite game modes like Ultimate Team, Pro Clubs, and Career Mode.

EA Sports have proved that they’re ready to take a step in the next direction by introducing highly requested features like cross-play. While cross-play will allow PlayStation and Xbox users to share an Ultimate Team market, those on Xbox may be wondering if FIFA 23 is coming to Xbox Game Pass.

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Will FIFA 23 be on Xbox Game Pass at launch?

FIFA 23 will not be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch. Unfortunately, those with an Xbox Game Pass subscription will not have access to the game for free. While this is true for access to FIFA 23 following its September 27 release date, this is subject to change.

Given that subscriptions to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate include an EA Play membership for no additional cost, FIFA games have made their way to Xbox Game Pass in the past. While EA have yet to confirm that this will be the case for FIFA 23, the previous four FIFA titles found their way to EA Play eventually.

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When will FIFA 23 be on Xbox Game Pass?

It’s likely that FIFA 23 will arrive on Xbox Game Pass late into its life cycle. While Xbox Game Pass subscribers will eventually be able to download the full game for free, they will certainly be made to wait a long time.

The timeframe of FIFA’s arrival on Xbox Game Pass is usually months after launch, with FIFA 21 arriving during the month of May, and FIFA 22 arriving as late as June. Given that FIFA games usually launch in September, waiting until the Spring or Summer to come around could be too much for some.

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For more, check out how you could claim a free Twitch Prime Gaming Pack in FIFA 23, which is sure to make building your Ultimate Team squad easier.

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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.