FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch will differ from the PS4 and Xbox One versions
UPDATE ONE: More news regarding FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch has emerged from the recently released trailer.
EA Sports have confirmed that FIFA 18 will be launched on September 29, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 systems.
It appears to put to rest the idea that the Nintendo Switch was set to get a FIFA game that would include a different title, following references that seemed to suggest otherwise.
However, the recent release of the FIFA 18 trailer did contain some other new information on the Switch game, revealing that it will hold some big differences to the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
FIFA 18's Switch edition will not run using the Frostbite Engine, which is what is used for PS4 and Xbox One.
A disclaimer featured in the trailer also confirms that the The Journey: Hunter Returns mode will not be available on Switch, same as the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Other fineprint from EA states that: "Not all features available on all platforms. Release date subject to change."
The FIFA 18 trailer reveal is set for tomorrow
UPDATE: FIFA 18 has been given its first trailer by EA Sports, as well as a PS4 and Xbox One release date.
The FIFA 18 developer has confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will be this year's cover star when the game launches this summer.
FIFA 18 will be launching worldwide September 29, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Switch and Xbox 360 systems.
This would suggest that the new Switch version of the game will be in line with other leading console platforms, however, the fine print does stipulate "Not all features available on all platforms. Release date subject to change."
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This is likely in reference to the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.
"EA SPORTS has today announced that Real Madrid star and four time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, will be this year’s FIFA 18 cover star," reads an EA statement.
"The portuguese attacker, who recently won his fourth Champions League, will grace the cover of this years FIFA game which will be released on the 29th September.
Ronaldo added: "It is a real pleasure to be on the cover of FIFA 18, It’s a great feeling and I am grateful to have been chosen."
More details will be revealed at the EA Play event ahead of E3 2017.
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FIFA 18 releases on September 29
EA Sports have now confirmed that the big FIFA 18 trailer reveal is set to land tomorrow, June 5.
No set time for the big FIFA 18 news release has been confirmed, although it’s likely to be centered around 6pm BST.
That’s when other news drops traditionally occur, although EA Sports are expected to give out more information closer to the time.
The big FIFA 18 announcement was made on the game’s Facebook page, as well as posting the first look at the new logo.
The teaser trailer will be announced on the official YouTube channel, with EA Sports posting a link to it.
It’s unclear just how many details will be released, although one issue is sure to be cleared up.
The latest reports suggest that a different version of FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch, then on PS4, Xbox One and PC could be on the cards.
An earlier EA statement talking about the Nintendo Switch reads: “If you're at the park, at your friend's house, or on vacation, you can always stay connected to the biggest matches.
“You'll be able to get on the pitch with your favourite players and teams from the world's best leagues in iconic stadiums from around the world… all with the unmatched authenticity and depth that FIFA is known for.”
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A recent press release sent out by EA appears to note two different versions of the game, FIFA 18 and EA SPORTS FIFA on the Nintendo Switch.
This would suggest that the two games will not stack up the same side-by-side, although EA have yet to confirm any differences between them.
While it might not be directly touched upon tomorrow, fans should find out if there are two different versions of the game.
EA will likely want to clarify some of the information so that they can go straight into their EA PLAY event without needing to explain everything all over again.
This could just boil down to EA confirming more news will be released during the EA Play livestream, set to be hosted on June 10.
Fans can expect the first teaser trailer to be released, along with new screenshots and a few basic details on what features will be returning.