It's nearly here FIFA 18 !

  • Date: 2017-09-20
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FIFA 18 is out in just a couple of weeks.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about the upcoming game – including the cheapest place to buy it.

Let’s kick off with the thing everyone is talking about… where to but it.

Yep, FIFA 18 is nearly here – so it’s time to start thinking about the best deals.

As supply will outweigh demand, loads of top retailers will be vying for your business, meaning a lot of the best FIFA 18 deals can be had closer to launch on September 29.

Here we’ve pulled together the best ones – and we’ll keep updating should we spot any more.

Right now, you can expect to fork out £49.99 for the game in most stores. Game has the edge, though, giving you a free month-long pass for Now TV.

The cheapest place for the Nintendo Switch version of the game is Argos, coming in at £47.99.


Asda

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £59 

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £59

FIFA 18 on Switch – £55


Shopto

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £54.85

FIFA 18 on Xbox One –  £54.85

FIFA 18 on Switch –  £49.85


SMYTHS

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Switch – £49.99


TESCO

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Switch – £59.99


ARGOS

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £52.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £52.99 

FIFA 18 on Switch – £47.99


GAME

FIFA 18 on PS4 with free Now TV one month entertainment pass – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One with free Now TV one month entertainment pass – £49.99

FIFA 18 on Switch – £54.99


CURRYS

FIFA 18 on PS4 – £52.99

FIFA 18 on Xbox One – £52.99 


Remember, if you’re not too sure whether to pick up the game, be sure to try out the FIFA 18 demo.

Sadly, there will be NO Switch demo – so Nintendo fans will have to wait a little longer.

Given its focus on online play, EA may be holding off the trial until the servers are up to speed.

Wait, the demo is out?! Tell me more.

Yep, the FIFA 18 demo is out now.

That’s a few days earlier than expected, with many expecting the trial version of the game to land on September 15.

But it gets better… EA confirmed to Dream Team Gaming that you will NOT need EA Access to play the game early.

Now, let’s go through everything you need to know about the demo – from how long it’ll take to download to Ultimate Team and more.

Who will be the best player on the demo?

The best player on the demo will be FIFA 18 cover star Cristiano Ronaldo – although his rating on the preview build was TBC. Lets get fifa 18 coins to own CR. If you’re desperate to get your hands on the game, sign up to EA Access to play FIFA 18 five days before launch for a full 10 hours.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the face of this year’s FIFA

Cristiano Ronaldo is the face of this year’s FIFA


What teams will be available in the demo?

You’ll be able to play with 12 teams in the demo:

  • Manchester United

  • Manchester City

  • Real Madrid CF

  • Atlético de Madrid

  • Juventus F.C.

  • FC Bayern Munich

  • Paris Saint-Germain F.C.

  • LA Galaxy

  • Toronto FC

  • Boca Juniors

  • C.D. Guadalajara

  • Vissel Kobe

There are four stadiums, too:

  • Santiago Bernabéu

  • La Bombonera

  • StubHub Center

  • King Fahd Stadium

 

How about ratings?

EA has revealed the top 10 players… and was there any doubt who was going to be FIFA 18’s number one?

Here’s the top 20.


20 Antoine Griezmann (88)


19 Thibaut Courtois (89)


18 Sergio Aguero (89)


17 Gareth Bale (89)


16 Giorgio Chiellini (89)


15 Kevin de Bruyne (89)


14 Alexis Sanchez (89)


13 Gianluigi Buffon (89)


12 Luka Modric (89)


11 David De Gea (90)


10 Gonzalo Higuain (90)


9 Toni Kroos (90)


8 Eden Hazard (90)


7 Sergio Ramos (90)


6 Robert Lewandowski (91)


5 Manuel Neuer (92)


4 Luis Suarez (92)


3 Neymar (92)


2 Lionel Messi (93)


1 Cristiano Ronaldo (94)

 

So, have you played FIFA 18?

Yes, and we’re very impressed.

Why not take a look at our FIFA 18 early review.

What platforms is it on?

FIFA 18’s lead consoles will be the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.

It’ll also come on on Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Small print on FIFA 18’s reveal trailer has revealed some key differences between the game and the Nintendo Switch version.

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The video includes a line of text that reads: “Frostbite game engine technology and The Journey: Hunter Returns mode are available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platform versions only. Not all features available on all platforms.”

In other words, it’ll be a completely different game.

FIFA 17 looked the part, but the Frostbite Engine is capable of so much more


FIFA 17 looked the part, but the Frostbite Engine is capable of so much more

So, will it look better on current-gen platforms?

In short, yes – but don’t expect a huge improvement. It’ll be powered by the same engine.

In fact, one gamer has filmed some footage of FIFA 18 at E3 and posted it on to FIFA Reddit.

Speaking to Dream Team Gaming,  Frostbite Studio Director Jonas Skantz revealed: “I can assure you that Frostbite continues to be a true differentiator.”

“With more and more games powered by Frostbite – whether it is FIFA, Battlefield, Mass Effect or others – our development teams can spend more time building new groundbreaking gameplay innovations.”

FIFA 17 was the first game in the series to be powered by Frostbite – which replaced Ignite used the previous year.

While graphics took a boost this year, especially facial and player animations, FIFA 18 will see more subtle improvements as it’ll run on the same Frostbite 4 engine.

Player models looked impressive – but expect polygon count to be increased in FIFA 18


Player models looked impressive – but expect polygon count to be increased in FIFA 18

Expect player movement and animation to look sharper – not to mention greater detail and likeness.

Other peripheral graphical tweaks, such as improved crowd detail, will also be present.

PS4 Pro owners and PC gamers will once again receive the best-looking versions of the game.

The former will once again capitalise on ‘Pro Mode’ – allowing for increased detail and more stable framerate at above 1080p resolution.

Pro Mode offered tangible improvements in FIFA 17, but this year, EA will have more time to push this even further and make greater use of Pro’s substantial GPU grunt.

Tell us about the Xbox 360 and Ps3 versions – surely they’ll be better than last year?

Sadly, not. It won’t feature The Journey or use the Frostbite engine.

“Yes, it will be coming out on Xbox 360 and PS3 but is going to be a ‘Gold’ version”, EA SPORTS’ lead gameplay producer Sam Rivera told Dream Team Gaming.

“So there will be updates in the rosters but nothing big, new – like the new engine. It’s just basically an update.”

Rivera confirmed the game will run on Ignite – which has been used since FIFA 16.

This means it will be almost identical to last year’s game and look noticeably worse than FIFA 18 on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Bringing The Journey to last-gen consoles would require recreating the entire experience using Ignite – a move that makes no sense from either a technical or commercial perspective.

Still, that didn’t stop fans from expressing their anger at Alex Hunter’s omission on older consoles in FIFA 17.

Last-gen console owners also missed out on The Journey in FIFA 17


Last-gen console owners also missed out on The Journey in FIFA 17

Last year, some didn’t realise until it was too late – and bought FIFA 17 on Xbox 360 and PS3 only to be disappointed that the key mode didn’t feature.

Retailers were equally as confused, with Amazon.co.uk coming under fire for accidentally using screenshots from the current-gen version of the game on adverts for the Xbox 360 version.

One wrote: “My son bought this as it clearly said it included journey mode unlike the standard version costed over 50 pounds. He is now bitterly disappointed having wasted his money this game is no better than fifa 15.”

Another said: “This was purchased for my 12 year old out of his birthday money.

“He was so excited when it arrived and looking forward to playing it, however this soon turned to bitter disappointment when he discovered that it did not include The Journey and therefore not much different from previous versions of FIFA.”

Despite the lack of Frostbite and The Journey, FIFA 18 is currently being listed at £49.99 – the same price as the current-gen version.


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