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*UPDATED* Madden NFL 23 release date & latest news

Everything you need to know about the latest installment in the Madden franchise

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 5:56 pm
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Madden 23 is finally out and there’s lots to be excited about. The fan-favorite American football game comes out around the same time every year and 2022 was no different. It rose to popularity back in 1988 and has released a new version of the game around August annually.

With Madden 23’s release, trailers, and pricing all to be discussed, let’s waste no further time and dive straight into it.

EA Sports’ latest iteration of the hugely popular American football game is out now, with Madden NFL 23’s release, trailers, and platforms all available to see.

Madden NFL 23 release date

The official Madden NFL 23 release date is today, Friday, August 19, 2022.

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The launch is fully underway and the hype has turned into elation as gamers sink their teeth in the latest edition Madden.

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Madden NFL 23 Beta

The Madden 23 closed Beta was up for grabs several weeks ago spanning throughout the month of June, giving eager fans of the NFL-sim access to Play Now and H2H ranked.

The Madden 23 Beta was originally planned to run from Thursday 2nd of June (12:00PM EST) to Monday 20th of June (12:00PM EST). However, due to popular demand, it was extended until the 27th of June.

With the Madden NFL 23 Beta closed, the only other method that was available for gamers to get a chance to play the new American football title early, was if a) you pre-ordered the ‘All Madden Edition’, which granted you a ‘3-Day Early Access’ period that began on Tuesday, August 16th, or b) are an EA Play subscriber, which allowed you to participate in a 10-hour trial that began at 1:00PM EST on Monday, August 15th.

That said, many of the industry’s largest content creators have been running code giveaways – so there’s a chance of grabbing yourself a copy through that method.

Here’s what the MaddenNFLDirect Twitter posted on the Beta:

What was included in the Madden 23 Beta?

As you’d expect, the Madden 23 Beta left out plenty of the game’s main features, including both Franchise mode and MUT (Madden Ultimate Mode).

That said, the Beta was a great way to get a taste of what’s to come from FieldSENSE and other new major game mechanics.

Below was everything included in the Madden 23 Beta:

  • Play Now
  • H2H Ranked
  • Face of the Franchise: The League
  • The Yard
  • Superstar KO
  • Franchise Mode
  • Squads/Multiplayer for The Yard
  • Squads/Multiplayer for Superstar KO
  • Madden Ultimate Team

Madden NFL 23 pre-order

Like every year, Madden NFL 23 was available for pre-order across the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, EA App, Epic Games Store, Steam, and Origin.

There was a bunch of rewards for becoming an early adopter of the game, including Madden NFL 23 early access, MUT packs, coins, and more.

Madden NFL 23 Cover: Who will feature this year?

One of the biggest unveilings this year has been the Madden NFL 23 cover. This year’s copy of the franchise features the legendary coach and broadcaster, John Madden, who passed away last December.

Below are the latest images for the Madden NFL 23 cover:

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Madden NFL 23: Gameplay trailer

One of the major game changes in the latest Madden NFL 23 is FieldSENSE – a feature that EA says will give players more control over the games they play.

Users can try out new tackle animations, while the game is also meant to feel more aggressive than it has been in previous years. EA is affectionately refers to it as the ‘Hit Everything’ feature, which I’m a huge fan of.

Madden 23 also updated the Franchise mode. This year the focus was on improving scouting and much more.

EA released a relatively in-depth gameplay trailer that discusses this very topic.

The latest Madden NFL 23 Gameplay trailer was aired at 10am EST on Monday the 6th of June and created a buzz around the community.

Madden NFL 23 official reveal trailer

If you missed the official Madden NFL 23 reveal trailer, we’ve linked it below for your enjoyment. And yep, you guessed it, this one also discusses the new FieldSENSE technology.

Madden NFL 23: The editions

This year’s Madden NFL 23 comes with two core editions.

The first of the two available versions is the Standard or Base version, available on Xbox One/PS4 (current gen) and PS5/Xbox Series X and S (next-gen).

Alongside this, a Madden NFL 23 ‘All Madden Edition‘ is also available to purchase as well – offering up additional goodies.

Madden 23 pre-order bonus

If you pre-ordered the All Madden Edition, here’s what you received as a bonus:

  • Early access to Madden NFL 23 (Play from August 16, 2022).
  • Dual Entitlement (receive Madden 23 on PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S).
  • 4,600 Madden Points
  • Exclusive early access challenges in Madden 23 Ultimate Team from August 16 to August 18).
  • Choice of 2 elite players (1 offensive and 1 defensive) in Madden Ultimate Team.
  • All Madden Gear.
  • Madden Strategy Item.
  • Limited Time All-Madden Team Elite Player (pre-order by July 22).
  • Limited Time All-Madden Elite Headliners Player (pre-order by August 18).

Madden NFL 23: Price and platforms

EA has been good enough to release the pricing for the latest Madden NFL 23 game, with all two (three technically) versions available for under $100.

  • Standard Edition (PC) – $59.99
  • Standard Edition (PS4 & Xbox One) – $59.99
  • Standard Edition (PS5 & Xbox One X/S) – $69.99
  • All Madden Edition (All Consoles) – $99.99

Will Madden 23 be cross platform?

Madden 23 is indeed available over a number of different platforms – including PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series, and Xbox Series X.

As stated above, there are two versions available, including a Standard Edition and “All Madden” Edition – which, as you’d imagine, does come with a bunch of additional extras listed above.

Will Madden 23 have crossplay?

Unfortunately, there has been no information or confirmation regarding the cross-play functionality of the new Madden NFL 23 game. However, based on what we have seen so far with the release of the game, we can safely say that cross-play is NOT available.

Will Madden 23 offer an EA Play 10-hour trial?

Last year’s version of the game featured a 10-hour trial and the same took place for the newest version of the American Football game.

Unlike last year – which saw the 10-hour trial fall a week prior to the official early access date – Madden 23 released its free 10-hour trial on Monday, August 15th at 1:00PM EST, a day before the early access period.

This trial period was exclusive for EA Play subscribers only and was included with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership bundle as well.

Like always, we’ll be updating this page as and when new information is released regarding everything Madden NFL 23.

When is Madden 23 going to come out?

Madden is out on all platforms starting today, Friday, August 19, 2022.

FieldSENSE, EA’s latest Madden 23 development is only available on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

When can I play Madden 23 if I pre-ordered?

Madden 23 early access period, which began on August 16th, came to those who pre-ordered the ‘All Madden Edition’ of the game prior to August 18, 2022.

This granted gamers a full three days of gameplay before the masses picked up Madden 23 on launch.

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