Of all the incredible honors he’s notched up in a stunningly successful career, there has always been one which has evaded the world’s best footballer. Until now that is…
Today we’re incredibly excited to share with you that a certain Cristiano Ronaldo will be the face of FIFA 18, coming to Xbox One on September 29!
Not long after he was named the world’s best footballer by FIFA in January, we went to Madrid to spend some quality time with Portugal and Real Madrid’s finest. We set him up in the famous EA Sports motion capture suit and meticulously recorded his every movement to bring Ronaldo’s every attribute to FIFA 18. From his explosive acceleration and those famous chop moves to that unique running style and lethal shooting technique, you’ll see all of this data come to life in how players move, behave and interact when you get your hands on FIFA 18 on September 29, or sooner. But more to come on that in a minute…
Last year was a momentous year for us on Xbox One with the move over to the Frostbite Engine in FIFA 17 allowing us to deliver a massive visual upgrade along with the new environments you experienced with Alex Hunter in The Journey. In year two, we’re taking an even bigger stride forward and taking the visual fidelity up another few notches. We can’t wait to show you more of this beginning with the full FIFA 18 reveal at EA Play live from Hollywood on June 10th, but Ronaldo looking even more Ronaldo-like than ever before is just the tip of the iceberg.
A player this great deserves something special too: the FIFA 18 Ronaldo Edition. This gives you a bunch of great pre-order offers, including a CR7 starter item in FUT, up to $60 worth of Jumbo Premium Gold Packs and three days early access to FIFA 18, allowing you to play from September 26.
But why have one Ronaldo when you can have two? Pre-order the Icon Edition and get a 5-match FUT (FIFA Ultimate Team) loan of Ronaldo Nazario. The legendary Brazillian was one of the most gifted, prolific, explosive and dynamic strikers to ever play the game. This year you’ll be able to pair him up with Cristiano Ronaldo to terrify opposition defenders in FUT. Plus, FIFA 17 owners can save 10% on the Icon Edition pre-order, which includes $120 worth of Jumbo Premium Gold FUT Packs, 3 days early access and more. Just click on the banner you’ll see in the FIFA 17 menu screen on your console to take advantage of the discount. Click here to take a look at all of our available pre-order offers.
We’ll have more FUT Icons to reveal throughout the summer so keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels and you won’t miss a thing!
So there you have it, FIFA 18, fueled by the “World’s Best.” While you’re patiently waiting for September, don’t miss the full reveal of FIFA 18 on June 10 at EA Play, live from Hollywood where we’ll have plenty more to whet your appetite.
See you on the pitch!