The world's greatest footballer inspires the Ronaldo Edition, offering early access to the game
Of all the incredible honours 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 I’m incredibly excited to share with you that a certain Cristiano Ronaldo will be the face of FIFA 18, coming to PS4 on 29th September!
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 29th September, or sooner. But more to come on that in a minute…
Last year was a momentous year for us on PS4 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 10th June, 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 (local pricing TBC) worth of Jumbo Premium Gold Packs and three days early access to FIFA 18, allowing you to play from 26th September.
But why have one Ronaldo when you can have two?
This year, for the first time, we can also announce that some of the most iconic footballers in the history of the game are coming to FIFA Ultimate Team on PS4, headlined by one of the players I idolised growing up: Ronaldo Nazario. The legendary Brazilian was one of the most gifted, prolific, explosive and dynamic strikers to ever play the game, and this year you’ll be able to pair him and Cristiano Ronaldo to terrify opposition defenders in FUT.
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 10th June at EA Play, live from Hollywood where we’ll have plenty more to whet your appetite.
See you on the pitch!