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Is EA Sports FC 24 Coming to Xbox Game Pass? Here’s What to Know Ahead of Its Anticipated Release

Published 09/23/2023, 10:02 AM EDT

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Gaming fans are trembling with soccer fever right now as EA Sports FC 24 is about to make its entry. This highly anticipated title is going to be launched on September 29 on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Every console will have its own digital version, but the main question arises: Will it be available on Xbox Game Pass?

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FIFA 23, its predecessor, was readily available on Xbox Game Pass from day one. But there has been no noise either from EA or Xbox about its rollout on Game Pass since the release date. Although there is a catch, recently revealed by Xbox, So, let’s try to find the answer to this question.

EA Sports FC 24 on Xbox Game Pass?


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As per Xbox, EA Sports FC 24 will be available as a digital version for Xbox Series X/S. So, if you buy one, you can get a superior soccer experience on your Xbox. You can get your hands on the game way before its release via early access if you have pre-ordered it. But what about the Game Pass users?

Game Pass has always been an on-the-go source for enjoying AAA titles without actually buying them. Even the highly anticipated space exploration title, Starfield, has been available on the Game Pass since the first day of its release. But will EA Sports FC 24 be available on it? Although Xbox has given us a hint.


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On September 22, players are open for a 10-hour trial of this highly anticipated soccer simulation a week before its release. This trial period will only last for one day. So, this is how Game Pass members can hit the field early, but for a limited amount of time.


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So, what’s the answer?

As of now, there is no certainty of the game’s availability on Game Pass after the trial period. Also, there is a catch to this trial period. This game will be available only for EA Play members. So, who are the EA Play members? Those who have Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass PC will receive EA Play at no additional cost. So, Game Pass holders of other tiers can’t play this game, even in the trial periods.

This clearly shows EA’s disregard for the game’s availability on Game Pass. This trial period is initiated just to test the game on the platform and get feedback from the players. Prior to this test period, the game won’t be seen on Xbox Game Pass, even for Ultimate and PC Game Pass holders, for an indefinite period of time.


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It seems EA wants to buy us the whole game instead of letting us play for free on Game Pass. Although it’s not forever, The game will be available on Game Pass sooner or later, but not on the first day of its release.

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Written by:

Nilendu Brahma


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Nilendu Brahma is an eSports Content Writer at EssentiallySports, bringing his passion for gaming and sports journalism to the forefront. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Nilendu combines his love for writing with his expertise in eSports. As a die-hard Barcelona fan and a cricket fanatic, he understands the pulse of sports enthusiasts.
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Ananya Giri