FIFA 18 Announced, Cristiano Ronaldo to Grace the Cover

EA and EA Sports have formally revealed FIFA 18, and revealed that Real Madrid C.F. player Cristiano Ronaldo will grace the cover.

FIFA 18, which will be playable at EA Play during E3 2017, is finally official. The game will arrive this September with Cristiano Ronaldo gracing the cover of all versions of the game. The team at EA Vancouver did a capture session with Cristiano to record his acceleration, run cadence, skills, and shooting technique in order to bring him to life in-game. Furthermore, the data the team captured has been used to inform gameplay mechanics including fluidity, responsiveness, and explosiveness.

“The world’s best player has helped fuel the biggest leap forward on the pitch that we’ve ever delivered,” said Aaron McHardy, Senior Producer for EA SPORTS FIFA. “We are extremely excited to partner with Cristiano – working with him we learned a lot about his unique play style and what makes him so special. His passion, energy and global fanbase make him the perfect ambassador for FIFA 18.”

“It is a real pleasure to be on the cover of FIFA 18,” said Cristiano Ronaldo. “It’s a great feeling and I am grateful to have been chosen.”

EA Sports also revealed the Ronaldo Edition, which is similar to other Deluxe Editions of EA titles. Available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, owners will get the game three days early, twenty jumbo premium gold packs, eight special edition FIFA Ultimate Team kits, and a Cristiano Ronaldo loan player for five FUT matches. EA Access and Origin Access members will also get the traditional 10-hour trial beginning September 21.

FIFA 18 is out September 29 on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, PS3, and Xbox 360. The Ronaldo Edition is only available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.