FIFA 18 gets its cover boy in Cristiano Ronaldo (video)

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest player to grace the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA franchise.

Ronaldo supplants Marco Reus, who ended Lionel Messi’s four-year run on the cover.

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And Ronaldo is going to look extra… Ronaldo-y. From EA Sports’ press release:

To deliver innovation in FIFA 18, Cristiano Ronaldo’s data was recently recorded during a training session at a mobile EA Capture studio in Madrid. Data capture of Ronaldo’s acceleration, run cadence, skills, and shooting technique were all recorded to bring veracity to his likeness and personality in FIFA 18. His data also informed important gameplay elements including fluidity, player responsiveness and explosiveness.

We’re taking delight in knowing how seriously he took celebrating his goals with no fans or teammates around.