FIFA 18 has been leading the way for sports games graphics over the last few years.
They alread have the face scans of players and game presentation down to a tee.
So this year, EA have put more of their focus into the animation of their players.
Using ‘real player motion technology’ FIFA will use the real life running and dribbling styles of some of the worlds top players.
The game captures player personality traits from Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kicks to Raheem Sterling’s sprints.
EA Sports’ FIFA 18 will release in the UK and worldwide on 29 September on PS4, Xbox One, PC and new this year, the Nintendo Switch.
FIFA 18 can be pre-ordered now for £49.99 for the standard edition or £69.99 for the Ronaldo edition from GAME.
FIFA continues to add to their impressive list of licensed stadiums this year and once again will include the stadiums of all the new Premier League teams.
Fans will be able to play in Brighton and Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium, Huddersfield’s Kirklees Stadium and Newcastle United’s St James’ Park.
On top of that, Atletico Mardid’s stunning new 60,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium and LA Galaxy’s impressive StubHub Center will appear in the game for the first time.
Fans will now be in HD and stadiums will different banners, commentary and pitch quality depending on which country the stadium is based.
As well as that, EA have recorded authentic football chants from around the world and players will now be able to celebrate with the crowd in game.
And on top of that, FIFA for the first time will include team styles.
From Barcelona’s tika taka football to Liverpool’s high press, it will be easier than ever before to implement your favourite tactics into your team.
FIFA 18 turns things up a notch, and a few tweaks have made all the difference.
The crowd is no-longer a regimented heard, but a collection of people that all react differently and this really helps the atmosphere in the stadium.
Improved gameplay is a big focus in FIFA 18, and during our short time with the pre-release version of the game it was easy to notice the improvements.
A new animation and motion system makes skills and movements much smoother, while dribbling is more fun. Crossing is less floaty, and new ‘Wonder Goals’ add some extra glamour to those special finishes.
You can expect to have all the biggest leagues and teams playable in FIFA 18, including the Premier League and La Liga, along with likenesses for all the players.
We’ve already seen FIFA is focusing big on Cristiano Ronaldo, going as far as motion-capturing him into the game.
Alex Hunter will return in The Journey: Hunter Returns.
The incredibly popular career mode, first introduced in FIFA 17, will make a comeback with stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo featuring.
EA have also hinted at a big money transfer and the prospect of Hunter playing abroad.
EA’s highly successful Ultimate Team will again be the main selling point for many prospective FIFA 18 buyers.
And there’s a huge bonus for PS4 players this year who will finally be able to use legends.
Re-packaged as icons, Pele, Maradona and Thierry Henry will be available to play across the major consoles.
FIFA 18 have released the second batch of player ratings, with Chelsea striker Diego Costa featuring in the latest countdown.
EA Sports have announced the first batch of top 100 players.
FIFA 18 showcase the top players in the game, with ratings based on their performances in the last year of football.
Top 80-61 players
Player Team Rating
80 Jan Vertonghen Tottenham 85
79 Angel Di Maria PSG 85
78 Filipe Luis Atletico Madrid 85
77 Lorenzo Insigne Napoli 85
76 Cesar Azpilicueta Chelsea 85
75 Miralem Pjanic Juventus 85
74 Jordi Alba Barcelona 85
73 Keylor Navas Real Madrid 85
72 Blaise Matuidi Juventus 85
71 Casemiro Real Madrid 85
70 Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal 85
69 Miranda Inter Milan 86
68 Pepe Besiktas 86
67 David Alaba Bayern Munich 86
66 Petr Cech Arsenal 86
65 Javi Martinez Bayern Munich 86
64 Marcos Reus Borussia Dortmund 86
63 Diego Costa Chelsea 86
62 Sokratis Borussia Dortmund 86
61 Franck Ribery Bayern Munich 86
FIFA 18 is undoubtedly going to be one of the biggest video game releases of 2017.