Cristiano Ronaldo gets cover and special edition of FIFA 18

Posted June 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am

EA Sports got the cover announcement for FIFA 18 out of the way before EA Play/E3 by naming Cristiano Ronaldo for his first ever appearance on the series. He has represented competitor Pro Evolution Soccer three times in the past. Ronaldo is also getting his own special edition of FIFA 18 just as Tom Brady did with Madden NFL 18.

To deliver innovation in FIFA 18, Cristiano Ronaldo’s data was recently recorded during a training session at a mobile EA Capture studio in Madrid. Data capture of Ronaldo’s acceleration, run cadence, skills, and shooting technique were all recorded to bring veracity to his likeness and personality in FIFA 18. His data also informed important gameplay elements including fluidity, player responsiveness and explosiveness.

As is also the case with Madden NFL 18 those who pre-order the special edition of FIFA 18 will get it three days earlier, making the release date Tuesday, September 26 while the standard edition goes out Friday, September 29. EA Access time will begin on the 21st. Feature news for FIFA 18 and others will be coming out of the EA Play press briefing on Saturday.

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  • Jeff

    I hate how ea starting to charge an extra $20 to play the game on tuesdays when thats when all games release and making people wait until a friday to play if they dont want to pay an extra $20

    • Just a guy

      Why do you hate that? If you don’t want to spend $20, then don’t and wait 3 more days.

      Or spend the $5 on XBox 1 for EA Access that month and play it on the 21st.

      • Jeff

        Because tuesday is the day games are suppose to release i wouldnt have a problem if they did what some games do pay the extra $20 and you get it friday 4 days before it release but on a tueaday when thats the actual release date and you have to pay $80 is a problem. And i have ps4 so dont have ea access and you get what 1 hour of playtime that isnt worth it

    • HeatFan786

      EA Access lets you play EA Sports games before the release date. EA is no stranger to early access.

  • ClubSteve

    first brady for madden and now ronaldo for fifa….wow, EA.

  • HeatFan786

    Sydney Crosby could get his own collector’s edition with NHL 18? Seems like EA started a new trend with that GOAT edition with Brady and now this one with Ronaldo.

    • would fit that theme, but I wonder if they wouldn’t have announced that already to capitalize on the Stanley Cup Finals if it were him

      • MoneyMayweather

        2-2 Preds win!