FIFA 18 Release Date comfirmed
FIFA 18 is an upcoming football simulation video game in the FIFA series of video games, developed and published by Electronic Arts, and is scheduled to be released worldwide on 29 September 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. It will be the 25th instalment in the FIFA series. Cristiano Ronaldo appears as the cover athlete.
FIFA 18 is the second instalment in the series to use the Frostbite 3 game engine, although some versions of the game use a different game engine. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions include a continuation of “The Journey” a story-based mode that was originally in FIFA 17 entitled “The Journey: Hunter Returns”. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, known as FIFA 18: Legacy Edition, do not contain any new gameplay features aside from updated kits and rosters.
FIFA 18 is a sports video game that simulates association football. The game features 52 fully licensed stadiums from 12 countries, including new stadiums, plus 30 generic fields equals to a total of 82. All 20 Premier League stadiums are represented in the series.
Commentary is once again provided by Martin Tyler, Alan Smith, Alan McInally, Geoff Shreeves, Clive Tyldesley, Ron Atkinson and Andy Townsend. FIFA 18 Ultimate Team Icons, the new version of what has previously been called Legends is playable on the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game. Diego Maradona was added as a legend to the Ultimate Team, joining Brazilian stars Pelé and Ronaldo, Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin and French star Thierry Henry for the 95-rated card.
The story-based Journey mode that was introduced in FIFA 17 returns in this instalment and continues the narrative under the title “The Journey: Hunter Returns”. If one completed the original story, they will begin FIFA 18 at the same club – with traits and honours, such as a Premier League title or FA Cup win are carried over. As for those starting afresh they will see a montage of key plot points, then be able to select from any current English Premier League side.
Alex Hunter, the 18-year-old main character from Clapham, London, returns and is fully customisable. Players can unlock items which include new clothes and hairstyles for Hunter. While FIFA 17 locked Hunter to the English Premier League and Championship, in FIFA 18 players can now experience new locations, such as Brazil and the United States. Ronaldo also features in The Journey 2 as part of Alex Hunter’s comeback story. FIFA 18 is to feature the third tier of Germany’s Bundesliga, the 3. Liga. It will also feature the Iceland national football team, and will have again the Turkish Super League after EA renewed its license with them.
FIFA 18 is scheduled to be released worldwide on 29 September 2017 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Cristiano Ronaldo is featured on the cover of game’s retail box.