Some lucky gamers were able to pre-purchase FIFA 23 at a major discount, and apparently, they’re going to get away with it.
Per an email shared by Sportskeeda, EA has confirmed that it’ll be honoring FIFA 23’s recent pricing error, which apparently allowed a good amount of Indian users on the Epic Games Store to score a copy of the game for just $0.06. What’s even better is that this was for the Ultimate version of FIFA 23, a premium edition of the game that is normally priced at 4,799 INR, implying an incredible discount of 99.98% for those who were able to check out in time.
“A few weeks back, we scored a pretty spectacular own-goal when we inadvertently offered FIFA 23 pre-purchase on the Epic Games Store at an incorrect price,” EA’s letter reads. “It was our mistake, and we wanted to let you know that we’ll be honoring all pre-purchases made at that price.”
PC Gamer, which called this “the biggest pricing error we’ve ever seen” in its coverage, was told by an EA Sports representative that the message is accurate, although there’s both good and bad news when it comes to FIFA 23’s pricing for everyone else.
The good news is that FIFA 23’s PC version isn’t the last-gen console version like FIFA 22 was. It’s the same version appearing on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, with the same trademarked features (the big one is “HyperMotion2 Technology” this time). The bad news is that we’re also paying the current-gen console price: $70 in the US and £60 in the UK, the new normal for big multiplatform games.
FIFA 23 will be launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 30. As noted above, the game boasts the “next evolution of HyperMotion2,” technology that promises to set “a new standard in realistic and immersive gameplay on the pitch.”
It is the last EA FIFA game following the international governing body’s decision to expand its gaming business horizons.