The transfer market seems to have become one-dimensional following the alleged statement from Cristiano Ronaldo that he wants to leave Spain before the beginning of the new season. A number of clubs across the continents are put on red alert following that comment. Now, this transfer saga has put the developers of the game FIFA 18 is a real soup.
EA has already released a trailer for the upcoming edition of the game in the FIFA series which features Ronaldo. Not just that we have already come across the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo will feature on the cover of the game. And here it is where the developers are having a bit of trouble. After all the reports coming out that CR7’s future at Real Madrid is uncertain, it is speculated that he will wear a different jersey in the coming season.
In the cover of the game FIFA 18, Ronaldo is found to be sporting a Real Madrid jersey. And if CR7 moves on to any other club, that is bound to change. In that case, EA will also have to bring in the changes accordingly. And the biggest problem that EA might face while doing this is the lack of time. There is not of time in and for the developers to bring in a number of changes to the release date of FIFA 18 has been set on September 29.
Hence, it is predicted that there is going to be a postponement of the FIFA 18 release date. There is every chance that the prediction might turn out to be true in the end. It won’t be a too much of a difficulty to effect the changes inside the game for EA often brings up changes in the squads. But definitely what will be of big concern are all the artworks and the advertisements where he has been portrayed as a Real Madrid player. That might just have an impact on the FIFA 18 release date.
Also, there are chances that there is going to be some tweaks as far as the Journey Mode is concerned. In the much-anticipated Journey Mode, it seems that Alex Hunter would come across Cristiano Ronaldo in the course of the game. So if CR7 is present there as a Real Madrid, it would certainly leave the developers red-faced. But again, a situation might arise where Ronaldo might be there as Harry Kane was when FIFA 17 got launched.
However, whether there is going to be changes in the FIFA 18 release date or not is not yet clearly known. EA has remained tight-lipped on this. So there is no official statement on the postponement of the FIFA 18 release date. And it will be really interesting to find out what future has in its store for CR7 as well as FIFA 18, for both have become intertwined following the launch of the trailer a few days back at E3.