FIFA 23 buyers who managed to pre-order the game for Rs. 4.80 on the Epic Games Store can keep it. A recent pricing issue allowed Indian gamers to pre-order the Rs. 4,799 Ultimate Edition on PC for less than Rs. 5. EA Sports has now come out and accepted the error on its part, and will honor all purchases made during the short period. FIFA 23 will launch on September 30 on all major platforms, including PS5, PS4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
The issue was spotted last month, just after EA Sports unveiled the first official FIFA 23 trailer. The Indian edition of the Epic Games Store erred by placing the decimal point in the wrong place, lowering the price from Rs. 4,799.00 to Rs. 4.80. First Birds managed to land the deal and shared their joy on social media, urging users around the world to change their region to India and pre-order it at a very cheap price. The error has not been seen on any other platform or Steam.
The error was eventually fixed, and players were concerned that Epic Games would either cancel the purchases or request the remaining amount. However, in a series of emails sent to said customers, EA Sports apologized, assuring them they would be able to keep the copy. “A few weeks ago, we scored a pretty spectacular own goal when we inadvertently offered FIFA 23 pre-purchase on the Epic Games Store at an incorrect price,” reads the email sent to players by EA Sports. “It was our mistake, and we wanted to let you know that we will honor all pre-purchases made at this price.”
Pre-ordering FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition offers three-day early access to the game, starting September 27, and offers a bunch of in-game rewards. Players will get 4,600 FIFA Points to spend on their Ultimate Team, a FUT Ones item to Watch Player, a Team of the Week 1 player and cover star Kylian Mbappé on loan for 5 games.
FIFA 23 comes with new HyperMotion2 technology, adding next-level realism to the playing field, men’s and women’s World Cup modes, and support for seamless cross-play across PC, Xbox, and PlayStation systems. EA has also released an Ultimate Team deep-dive trailer, detailing the new FUT Moments mode, changes to the player chemistry system, and a FUT World Cup mode – details of which are still scarce.
FIFA 23 will be released on September 30 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. As noted above, purchasing the Ultimate Edition or subscribing to EA Play Pro gets you three-day early access starting September 27. FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will be available on Nintendo Switch.