how to play fifa 23 on mac

How to play FIFA 23 on Mac

FIFA 23 is the newest game in the FIFA game series by Electronic Arts, following FIFA 22. This is quite a long-running series, with the first FIFA game released in 1993, but it will not be called this way for much longer. FIFA 23 is the last game to sell under the FIFA brand; all subsequent games will bear the name “EA Sports FC” instead.
When it comes to gameplay, FIFA 23 has several new – and exciting – features to offer. Perhaps the most notable one of them is the addition of women’s football teams to the game. Before that, the series has only featured male teams. Although understandable – women’s football is not as popular – it is good that this decision was reversed. FIFA 23 also adds a new World Cup mode, with two separate tournaments for men’s and women’s teams. The game’s new HyperMotion 2 technology, meanwhile, promises to make the animations more realistic than ever. Although purely cosmetic, this innovation could improve players’ immersion.
Another very notable addition – likely more notable than women’s teams for some – is cross-platform support in multiplayer. Finally, FIFA 23 players will be able to play with each other even if they’re running the game on different platforms. This feature is somewhat limited – owners of last-gen consoles can’t play with the current-gen owners – but it’s better than nothing.
Speaking of platforms, the game can be played on Windows, PS4 & 5, Xbox One & Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. Officially, Mac is not supported, but with the help of this guide, you will be able to play FIFA 23 on Mac anyway.

System Requirements

Minimal Recommended
OS: Windows 10 (64-bit) OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5 6600k or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor: Intel Core i7 6700 or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
RAM: 8 GB RAM: 12 GB
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 570 Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
DirectX: Version 12 DirectX: Version 12
Storage: 100 GB Storage: 100 GB

Play FIFA 23 on Mac with Parallels

play fifa 23 on mac with parallels

FIFA 23 requires lots of PC resources, but if you have a powerful Mac computer (iMac, iMac Pro, or Mac Pro) Parallels Desktop can be a solution. This is an application that allows for Windows virtualization on Mac with the full support of DirectX and GPUs. In simpler terms, what this means is that it allows you to install Windows 10 on Mac with just a couple of clicks and switch between MacOS and Windows instantly. So you will be able to run Windows, install Steam, and enjoy the FIFA 23 game on Mac just like on a regular PC.

Download Parallels Desktop

Note: Recommended devices to run resource-demanding games: MacBook Pro (models with an Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 GB of RAM or more), iMac (models with Intel processor, discrete graphics cards, and 16 GB of RAM or more), iMac Pro (all models are suitable), Mac Pro (all models are suitable). Parallels on Mac computers with M1 (M1 Pro, M1 Max) chips may not support recent games. Games that require DirectX 12 and later are currently not supported by Parallels. AppsOnMac recommends using Parallels’ free trial feature to determine whether you can run the game or not if you’re uncertain.

Play FIFA 23 on Mac with Cloud Gaming services

how to play FIFA 23 on Mac with boosteroid

If you have an old Mac or it cannot satisfy the FIFA 23 game system requirements, there is an easy solution. Cloud gaming services will be happy to provide you with sufficient computing power – though not for free, of course. All you need is a browser or a small client program and a good internet connection starting from 15 MBit/s. There are several great platforms that provide these services, among the best are Boosteroid, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Google Stadia, and Nvidia GeForce Now.
UPDATE: Boosteroid has added FIFA 23 to its game library.
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Play FIFA 23 on Mac with BootCamp

Note: Mac computers with new Apple Silicon (M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max) currently do not support BootCamp. In this case, please, use the options above to run FIFA 23 on Mac

This method is simple but time-consuming. If your Mac meets all the system requirements above, you can play FIFA 23 on Mac by installing Windows. You need to set up a dual boot of Windows and Mac via BootCamp. This is an application that allows users to choose the system to work in on startup, however, you won’t be able to switch between systems like in Parallels. You will need to reboot your machine every time you want to switch from Mac to Windows and vice versa. Remember that Mac is just a computer, in the end. And while newer Macs have their own special Apple Silicon chips that cannot run Windows, older Macs are very much similar to computers that run Windows, they have Intel processors, compatible RAM, disks, and other components. So you can install Windows on an older Mac by allocating no less than 64 GB of disk space (to be able to run Windows and a couple of games) and following these steps:

For OS X El Capitan 10.11 and older

For MacOS versions prior to OS X El Capitan 10.11 you will need to create a bootable Windows USB.

  1. Download this Windows ISO file.
  2. Open Boot Camp Assistant (Go to Applications > Utilities).
  3. Define the Windows partition size and choose the Windows ISO file you’ve downloaded.
  4. Format the Windows partition and go through all Windows installation steps.
  5. When Windows boots for the first time follow on-screen instructions to install Boot Camp and Windows support software (drivers)

5 Replies to “How to play FIFA 23 on Mac”

  1. Hi, thanks for putting together this article.

    I am running parallels on an M1 Max but Fifa just will not launch from Origin.

    Have you managed to get it running? If so, am I missing anything?

    Thanks

  2. Hi George, i have the same issue. I run fifa on steam and than it send it to origin but the game doenst start…

    specs: macbook pro m1

  3. hi, i am running windows 11 on parallel on my m1 , but neither EA or origin work, it just seems to reopen the platfrom after like 1sec(it looks like if is going to lanuch), i have install difrect X and other things, how do i fix it?

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