FIFA 23 has broken the mould as the Ultimate Edition will feature a female star on the cover for the first time.
In terms of male athletes, it seems EA Sports is sticking with a winning formula.
FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition – EA Sports
Kylian Mbappé is returning as the cover star for the third year in a row.
Mbappé is not only France’s best player, but one of the best players in the world at only 23.
He won Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain and will go to Qatar with France this year to defend their World Cup title.
However, what is surprising fans is that this is the first cover that will feature a female player in a global release.
In America, striker Alex Morgan graced the cover of FIFA 16 alongside Lionel Messi.
However, this cover was not available in other regions.
This time it is Australian player Sam Kerr who gets her chance on the cover of football’s most popular gaming franchise.
Sam Kerr has been dominating the women’s scene with both her performances at Chelsea and as part of the Australian national team.
With Kerr on the team, Chelsea managed to secure its fourth Women’s FA cup trophy.
As the Women’s World Cup will take place in Australia and New Zealand this year, Kerr is expected to deliver a great performance.
The Ultimate Edition is EA Sports’ premium version of the game with a number of added extras.
We don’t know what additional content will be included yet but if it’s similar to past games this could include FIFA Ultimate Team points, cosmetics, and an early release for fans.
This is the 30th and final FIFA game for EA Sports.
The publisher decided not to renew its contract with the federation, and instead will begin a new series under the name EA Sports FC.
FIFA claims it will continue the franchise under a new publisher, with Take-Two Interactive rumoured to be the company of choice.
More information about FIFA 23 such as pre-order and release date announcements to be unveiled over the coming weeks.
If it is anything like previous games though we are likely to see it available on all consoles from September.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.