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EA Confirms Madden NFL 23 is Not Coming to Game Pass

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Despite previous advertisement, EA has confirmed that upcoming American football game Madden 23 will not be coming to Xbox Game Pass.

The news comes via GameSpot, who had received confirmation from an EA spokesperson that the game's previous Game Pass advertisement was in fact a mistake. Previously, a banner appeared on the Xbox website which advertised the game as being included in the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Subscription.

Despite not heading to the subscription service, Game Pass users can pre-order the game via EA Play for a discount. The available editions, and their discounts, are as follows:

Madden NFL 23: Standard Edition Xbox One

  • Full game for Xbox One
  • Choice of 2 Elite Players (1 Offensive & 1 Defensive)
  • All Madden Gear
  • Madden Strategy Item
  • $59.99 ($53.99 via EA Play with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

Madden NFL 23: Standard Edition Xbox Series X|S

  • Full game for Xbox Series X|S
  • Choice of 2 Elite Players (1 Offensive & 1 Defensive)
  • All Madden Gear
  • Madden Strategy Item
  • $69.99 ($62.99 via EA Play with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

Madden NFL 23 All Madden Edition Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S + Limited Time Bonus

Pre-orders of the All Madden Edition made by July 22 receive an All Madden Team Elite Player plus pre-order content:

  • 3-Day Early Access
  • 4600 Madden Points
  • Full game. Dual entitlement for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
  • Exclusive Early Access Challenges
  • Choice of 2 Elite Players (1 Offensive & 1 Defensive)
  • All Madden Gear
  • Madden Strategy Item
  • $99.99 ($89.99 via EA Play with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate)

Madded NFL 23 will launch on Aug. 19, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.