FIFA 18 will be more realistic, feature input from Cristiano Ronaldo

During its E3 2017 press conference, Electronic Arts confirmed that FIFA 18 will be even more realistic than its predecessors. Then again, that’s what they always say.

This time around, the folks behind the series are promising improved player personalities (which will surely result in more unique moves and animations), as well as more lifelike stadium environments. What’s most notable, though, is that they’re now working with Cristiano Ronaldo on the finer points of the sport and how it will translate into the game.

Of course, Alex Hunter — the main man in FIFA 17‘s story mode — will also return, and his career will continue to blossom in FIFA 18. His second appearance was briefly discussed, then highlighted by a video full of talking heads speaking his praises, before a short bit of in-game footage quickly appeared.

FIFA 18 will be released on September 29, and is headed towards the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Switch. It is worth noting, however, that the Nintendo Switch version is expected to be different from its more fleshed out peers.