The first 50 overall player ratings for the new footy video game AFL 23 have been revealed, while some stars of the competition have been left to guess what grading they might receive.

AFL 23 has been highly anticipated ahead of its release on April 13, with the game's launch event taking place in Melbourne this week.

A plethora of the AFL's biggest and best names flocked to the Fortress in Melbourne's CBD on Tuesday night to get an early chance to play the game, while Demons superstar Christian Petracca and Carlton livewire Darcy Vescio were revealed as the cover athletes.

The game's developers also confirmed player ratings for as many as 50 stars of the competition, with Petracca tying for top spot alongside teammate Clayton Oliver and Brisbane gun Lachie Neale for the top grading of 94 overall.

Prior to knowing his overall, the Norm Smith Medal winner took a modest stab at guessing what rating he might receive,

"Hopefully high 80s," Petracca said on Zero Hanger TV ahead of the event. "I'll take that.

"I don't think I'll be the best-rated player in the game."

Petracca's teammate Jack Viney and Western Bulldogs gun Tom Liberatore offered ambitious answers, both hoping to eclipse the top rating of 94.

"If I'm not 95+ I'll be disappointed," Viney joked.

"(My) tackling is probably high but that'll be about it."

Other players weren't shooting as high, with former Essendon captain Dyson Heppell happy to be among the lower-rated on the list.

"I have no idea, but I might be middle-pegging," a humble Heppell said.

"If I'm anywhere above 50 I'll take it."


AFL 23 will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC and can be pre-ordered at EB Games and JB-HI-FI for $79.

The game is set to include a range of game modes and online/co-op access, while Anthony Hudson, Hamish McLachlan, Daisy PearceDaniel Harford, Kelli Underwood and Jason Bennett will be among the commentary team.