EA Sports FC will be the last game from the game to bear the name of the sport's governing body next year. Pre-orders for this game now are available in India on the Epic Games Store for 4.80 Indian rupees (INR), which works out at $0.06, so it's easy to imagine that a lot of gamers would take advantage of this pricing.
FIFA 23 is scheduled to cost 3,499 INR in India, or just over $44, granting buyers an incredible 99.86% discount on the game. It was the Ultimate Edition, which costs 4,799 INR, or $60.43, boosting the unintended discount to 99.9%.
Of course, that ridiculously low price was a mistake on the part of a company. We've seen previous instances of companies disregarding incorrect pricing, especially when it's so evidently wrong. Electronic Arts has sent out emails (via sportskeeda) confirming that the lucky ones who purchased FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition for this price will be permitted to keep the game for the amount they paid when it launches.
"It was our mistake, and we wanted to let you know that we'll honor all pre-purchases made at that price."
It's unclear who was at fault for the error, but it sounds like EA is taking the blame rather than Epic. Still, it's still great to see companies paying this price, especially as there's controversy over FIFA 23's PC version costing the same $70 (or $90 for the Ultimate Edition) in the United States as its console counterpart.
The PC game will likely have features similar to the PS5 and XBSX versions, marking a departure from FIFA 21 and FIFA 22, which on PC were "Legacy Editions" ported from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
FIFA 23 will be released on September 30.