In short, the new presentation improvements for FIFA 23 look great. Ever since the new generation of consoles came out, we’ve been waiting for the giant leap in the picture of the most popular sports gaming franchises.
There’s a ton highlighted in this trailer that focuses on MatchDay Experience:
We won’t see the kind of contrast we saw when gaming moved from the PS3 and Xbox One to PS4 and Xbox One X. That jump was unlike anything we’ve ever seen in console gaming. The NBA 2K14 trailer has probably sold several million consoles on its own.
The FIFA 23 trailer isn’t quite as breathtaking as that gem from 2K’s Momentous, but in perspective it registers as a respectable flex for the next generation of consoles and EA’s football franchise.
The grass degradation, specific commentary additions, customizable sound effects to signal targets and the net physics are immediately noticeable. We hear executive producer Fab Muoio refer to the team “harnessing the power of the new hardware”. Many other sports video games seem more timid to talk about the differences with the new generation versions of their games.
Maybe that’s because a large percentage of the franchise’s fanbase still play old-gen. In any case, progressive sports gamers should be excited about the elements of the game on new consoles that show moderate to massive visual improvements.