FIFA 23: What is EA Play & how much is it?

FIFA 23 is set to hit the shelves in just a matter of weeks away, with the official release date edging closer.

With FIFA fans eager to get stuck into the action, we're taking a look at how you can gain early access to this year's title through EA Play.

Find out everything you need to know about EA Play below, including how it works, its costs and how to purchase a subscription.

EA Play explained

EA Play is a subscription service that offers early access, discounts, and rewards to members.

EA Play gives you the earliest opportunity to play FIFA 23.

Last year, EA said:

"Start your season first with a 10-hour trial – days before release. Save 10% on pre-orders with your member discount, plus unlock monthly rewards, and a library of top titles."
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There are also several perks that come with becoming an EA Play member as well as early access, including rewards in Ultimate Team and VOLTA, and also 10% off pre-orders.

How much is EA Play?

You can pay for EA Play either monthly or annually.

Paying for an entire year's membership works out at around 50% cheaper, but smaller monthly payments might be more manageable for you.

Stay up to date with the latest EA Play cut-price deals here.

EA Play on PS4 / PS5

EA Play on PlayStation is £3.99 / $4.99 / €3.99 per month or £19.99 / $29.99 / €24.99 for 12 months.

The membership can be purchased through the PS4 or PS5 itself, via the EA Play app.

EA Play on Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S

An EA Play membership on an Xbox console costs £3.99 / $4.99 / €3.99 per month or £19.99 / $29.99 / €24.99 for 12 months.

However, the most cost-effective solution is to subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

This costs £10.99 / $14.99 / €14.99 per month - with your first month costing £1 / $1 / €1.

EA Play games on both Xbox and Windows can be downloaded at no extra cost as part of Ultimate, which is perfect for owners of both platforms.

EA Play on Windows PC

EA Play on PC costs £3.99 / $4.99 / €3.99 per month or £19.99 / $29.99 / €24.99 for 12 months and offers the same benefits as both the PlayStation and Xbox versions.

PC users can subscribe to EA Play either through Electronic Arts' own Origin game store or Steam.

EA Play Pro is also an option for Origin players, which provides unlimited play time for early access to brand new games.

EA Play Pro costs £14.99 / $14.99 / €14.99 per month or £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99 annually.

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