Madden 23 is almost here, and some players have already managed to lace up their boots and get into the game.
We’ve already had a good look at the new NFL game. We’ve seen Madden 23’s player ratings, seen its player stacks in action, and received news about its cross-play support. Now, we know exactly when we’ll be able to put up our cushions and take to the field.
Like Madden NFL 22 before it, Madden 23 will be released in two waves. While its full release is scheduled for August 18 (or August 19, depending on your time zone), a three-day early access period is already in the works. If you’re an EA Play member, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, or pre-ordered Madden NFL 23 All Madden Edition, you can jump into EA’s latest sports title right now.
Madden 23 release time
The release time for Madden 23 is the same across the world. If you’ve purchased the standard version of the game, you’ll be able to play from 9pm PST on Aug 18 – or 12pm EST / 5am BST / 3pm AEDT on Aug 19.
If you purchased the special All Madden Edition of the game, however, you can play the game now as part of an early access period. The preview window opened on August 15th, allowing you to get an advanced view of the game before other players join you. Your progress in the early access period will carry over to Madden 23 after full release.
A shortened version of this early access period is also available for EA Play subscribers. If you’re a member of EA’s subscription service, you can play up to 10 hours of Madden 23 without purchasing the game. This trial period will also be available after the game is fully released. It’s also available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who automatically get access to EA Play as part of their subscription.
Madden 23 is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. But think hard about which system to buy it, as upgrading to the high-end hardware will cost a hefty fee.