As spotted by Twitter user MauroNL, EA’s FIFA titles up to and including last year’s FIFA 23 are no longer available to purchase on the likes of the PlayStation Store, the Microsoft Store, the Nintendo eShop, Steam and the Epic Games Store.
The FIFA 23 webpage on EA’s site hasn’t yet been updated to reflect this, meaning it’s currently directing users to dead links or store pages for unavailable products.
While FIFA 23 can no longer be purchased on digital storefronts, it remains playable with an EA Play membership.
EA’s annual football game, now called EA FC, no longer sports the FIFA name in its title. All prior entries in the series have been delisted from all major storefronts.
— MauroNL (@MauroNL3) September 26, 2023
It’s unclear when all the games were removed from sale, but VGC has reached out to EA for comment.
According to SteamDB, the game was removed at EA’s request on September 21, 2023, which is the day before the publisher launched the first entry in its successor to the FIFA series, EA Sports FC.
While EA Sports FC 24 doesn’t go on general sale until September 29, early access has been available since September 22 for customers who purchased the game’s Ultimate Edition.
EA announced last May that it was ending a near 30-year partnership with FIFA and that it planned to launch a new football series.
“EA Sports FC 24 isn’t the huge departure that we’d hoped for,” VGC’s review of the game concluded. “While Ultimate Team devotees will likely be happy, the rest of the game feels like an afterthought in the transition away from the FIFA license.”