EA has announced that Cristiano Ronaldo is the official FIFA 18 cover star. The annual franchise always finds a worthy athlete to don the cover, and this year is no different. Ronaldo will be featured on the cover for all versions of the game around the globe. FIFA 18 hits PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on September 29th.
But being pictured on the cover is not the only connection that Ronaldo will have with FIFA 18. He was meticulously studied to bring important changes to the game. EA explained, “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.”
Being the cover star for a game as big as this is a big honor, and Ronaldo seems to appreciate that. “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.”
More info on this and all things FIFA 18 will be shared at EA Play in Hollywood. That show will begin this weekend.