In an interesting turn of events, it seems that some Xbox One owners were able to have a taste of the yet to be released FIFA 23 entry yesterday, as spotted by Pure Xbox. The entry’s official release is set for September 30.
Some people on Xbox can already play FIFA 23 😭
That's some early access https://t.co/3akLJ5NJki
— SAF Cal (@sbc_tips) August 30, 2022
The entry was available on Xbox Store for a short period, but the issue seems to be fixed as the entry is no longer available. However, the few that actually managed to access it took to Twitter to post images showing that they were able to download it.
🚨 BREAKING – EA have accidentally made #FIFA23 playable for some players pic.twitter.com/O8Y0P2Zc9S
— FIFA 23 News (@FUT23News) August 30, 2022
It now seems that gamers will have to wait for the September 30 launch as access has since been blocked. However, if you have an EA Play / Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription you will be able to test out the game for 10 hours prior to its release. This comes months after the announcement that FIFA and EA Sports were severing their partnership, having the game proceed as EA SPORTS FC starting next year.