EA Sports released a brand new trailer for FIFA 18 at Gamescom 2017 in Germany on Monday, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba all making an appearance in the short clip.
But it isn’t the trailer that has left gamers incredibly excited for the release of the hugely successful video game, but some leaked footage that is doing the rounds on social media.
A video hinting that FIFA Street will be included as a playable mode in FIFA 18 is bound to see pre-orders increase.
In the video, which you can see by scrolling down the page, a gamer appears to be playing FIFA Street, the game mode that was more about who could produce the most eye-catching skills than it was about the final result.
First launched in 2005, FIFA Street was last released five years ago. Its return, added to the sophomore version of The Journey, should ensure FIFA 18 is a hit.
Check out the leaked footage below.
Excited, FIFA fans?
Peter Crouch has tweeted
One man who appears to be is Stoke City striker Peter Crouch.
It’s perhaps forgotten that Crouch was actually used in the promotion of FIFA Street 3, which came out in 2008.
Yes, the front cover was genuinely Ronaldinho, Gennaro Gattuso and Peter Crouch.
Remembering when he graced the front cover of a football game, Crouch has responded to the rumours FIFA Street is back on Twitter.
“I’m available to promote if they need me again,” he wrote.
Here’s a low-quality version of Crouch in the trailer for FIFA Street 3, finishing off a neat move with an acrobatic volley. Because why not.
Amongst the new features in FIFA 18 is something called Dramatic Moments, which is an attempt to make the gameplay even more realistic.
“Basically what we are doing is we are spending more time making sure that the football concepts and contexts that create variety in real life are also in FIFA and tuned in the same way,” FIFA 18 producer Sam Rivera told Kotaku.
“So my example – if you’re playing Ronaldo, he’s a very good shooter – should he hit the left top corner of the goal every single time he shoots? He’s not going to be able to do that — why not?
“Because there are different factors with each shot. He could be under pressure – maybe a guy is on his side trying to push him off balance when he tries to take the shot.
“Now it’s up to the user to create that situation, to get in that perfect spot for that shot, and this is where the bits combine.
“I have space for a set-up touch and can then run to the ball and hit a perfect shot, or perhaps I know Ronaldo’s right-footed so I need to dribble this way so that the ball ends up in the right position.”
It certainly sounds like FIFA 18 is gearing up to be one of the best FIFA games in recent memory.
What new feature in FIFA 18 are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments section below!
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