Icons, Ronaldo Edition, and FIFA 18 Release Date
We’re one month away from the release! FIFA 18 is just around the corner. We’ve been writing about the game for a few months now, hyping you readers up with the many new features it will offer, and giving you the heads-up on possible kinks. The FIFA 18 Release Date is on September 29, 2017 for multiple game consoles and PC.
Icons to Legends and Rating Issues
Legends have been a staple of the FIFA franchise. However, in FIFA 18, they’re changing the name legends to icons. Aside from the new name of the feature, Icons will no longer be limited to Xbox users. Also, the game will have player ratings available in three flavors: (1) young, (2) old, and (3) prime. While the new additions to the feature are welcomed, there’s been talk about a particular Icon: Thierry Henry. His “old” card is rated 90 (as if that’s not high enough, considering his “young” card is rated 87).
However, much of the fan base overreaction is about nothing since the same thing has happened before. Last November, Electronics Arts (EA) released a silver card of Mike Jensen, which was considered as the 38th best card in the game even though it’s rated 78. Also, Thomas Muller, who’s rated 87 doesn’t seem like he’s in-game. In the end, the Icon revamp is welcomed, and the rating issue isn’t a roadblock.
No Frost Engine? No Problem
As mentioned in the past, FIFA 18 will be out on many platforms. However, not all of them will be comprehensive. In fact, for PS3 and Xbox 360, the game will not be running on the Frostbite Engine, and “The Journey” is out of the question. It may seem unfair, but considering that these consoles are last-gen, it’s understandable. Plus, the fact that the PS3 and Xbox 360 can manage to run the game is generous.
FIFA 18 will launch in the recently released Nintendo Switch. In fact, the Switch will run on the Frostbite Engine, but it will have a different title: “EA Sports FIFA.” A bit redundant and not as iconic as the original one, but hey, at least the Switch will have another game in its library. Instead of having a port of the last-gen version for the game, a custom engine will be built for it.
FIFA 18, in capitalist EA tradition, will have three editions: (1) Standard, (2) Ronaldo, and (3) ICON.
- Standard: if you’re a fan that doesn’t need the extras, this edition will get the job done. Aside from the base game, it has 5 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs, Cristiano Ronaldo as an FUT loan player for 5 matches, and 8 special edition FUT kits from FIFA soundtrack artists.
- Ronaldo: 3 days of early access before the game releases to the masses and up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs.
- ICON: if you want a big head start, then this bad boy will do the trick. On top of everything that the Ronaldo Edition has, it gives an additional 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs, giving you a total of 40, and a Ronaldo Nazario FUT loan player for five matches.
The countdown for FIFA 18 is coming to an end! It’s understandable why it’s getting harder to wait for the game to be up and running. Good thing we have a few glimpses of the very near future to get us ready when the game finally arrives. The question is, are you ready for FIFA 18? Get pumped!