EA accidentally listed its $99.99 FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition for the equivalent of six cents on the Indian Epic Games Store, and the publisher will actually honor the price for those who bought it quickly enough.
As reported by PC Gamer, the mistake – which resulted in a 99.98% discount on the unreleased game – was quickly taken down, but not before several people were able to purchase it and share their elation on Twitter.
Taking it on the chin, EA emailed each Epic Games Store user who did so and admitted its blunder before confirming that it won’t demand the correct amount.
Yooo!! Thanks @EpicGames ! ❤️
Bought fifa 23 ultimate edition for less than a dollar!! 😂❤️ #FIFA23 pic.twitter.com/4WvdSvagIu
— Moin Hasan (@moin___hasan) July 20, 2022
“A few weeks back, we scored a pretty spectacular own-goal when we inadvertently offered FIFA 23 pre-purchase on the Epic Games Store at an incorrect price,” the email said. “It was our mistake, and we wanted to let you know that we’ll be honouring all pre-purchases made at that price.”
Though it’s now back to normal, the significant price decrease coincides with what is a significant edition of the long-running football franchise. FIFA 23 will be the last of its name as EA opted not to pay the $250 million per year price tag and will instead start fresh in 2023 as EA Sports FC.
It’s also the first time a female player will grace an international FIFA’s cover in franchise history, as Chelsea star Sam Kerr is joined by PSG’s Kylian Mbappé on the Ultimate Edition. The move celebrates women’s clubs being added to FIFA for the first time, all of which are available to play when the game launches on September 30.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.