According to the latest reports, there could be changes ahead for the FIFA 18 release date on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
EA Sports recently revealed Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo as their pick for this year’s cover star, who will be emblazoned across all versions of the game.
The artwork for each version of the sports title features Ronaldo wearing a Real shirt, while holding a football.
But this new version could cause a few headaches, if the latest reports concerning the footie star’s future are proved true.
Express Sport claims Roman Abramovich is reportedly interested in bringing Ronaldo to Chelsea, which will help keep current manager Antonio Conte at the club.
He could also use Eden Hazard – a long term target of Real Madrid’s – as a pawn to persuade the European champions to nudge Ronaldo in Chelsea’s direction.
The Russian’s next move is likely to be the key in a week that will almost certainly see football’s astonishing spending spree soar through the roof.
Ronaldo set the ball rolling by revealing plans to quit Spain over tax fraud allegations, a decision that has alerted suitors all over the footballing globe.
But whatever move Abramovich makes he will face fierce competition for Real’s wantaway superstar from a host of top clubs as far afield as China, America, Europe – and Manchester United in particular.
The Mirror points out that this new Footballing drama could affect the FIFA 18 release date in a big way.
The problem arises from Ronaldo being prominently shown in his Real Madrid kit, which could prove problematic if he moves away from the club in the summer transfer window.
There would be no issue changing the player in-game to whatever club he chooses to move to but it would mean that EA Sports could be forced to rebrand the game’s cover.
There’s also the fact that Ronaldo plays a role in the returning Journey Mode, although it’s unclear if this involves any references to Real Madrid.
As always, it should be noted that Ronaldo currently remains a Real Madrid player and there is no guarantee that he plans to change this.
The Mirror also reports that EA have yet to signal any kind of release date changes and would probably wait until a transfer was confirmed for Ronaldo before doing so.
However, the world’s big spenders are apparently falling over themselves to splash out on a player who would cost them a record £150million.
Source : EXPRESS