Cristiano Ronaldo and son, 8, pose with FIFA 19’s ‘world’s first copy’ (and dad is on the cover)
- The Portuguese superstar scored his first goal for Juventus this weekend
- FIFA 19 won’t release until September 28, but early access begins Thursday
- Ronaldo’s move to Juventus could have caused EA issues with Journey mode
- Stay tuned to MailOnline tomorrow as our full FIFA 19 review is coming out
FIFA 19 cover star Cristiano Ronaldo has apparently received the world’s first copy of the game which is not due out for another week and a half (September 28).
The Juventus star tweeted a photo of himself and his son, Cristiano Ronaldo Junior, posing with a PlayStation 4 copy of the game. The which arrived in a special edition with the ‘champions rise’ tagline to match. to the new Champions League license of the game.
Ronaldo scored his first Serie A goals for the club this weekend and likely has a few cheeky Ultimate Team games or FIFA 19’s new Kick Off party modes with his son to celebrate.
Cristiano Ronaldo tweeted a photo of himself with the world’s first copy of FIFA 19
While Ronaldo proudly appears on the front cover in Juventus’ full kit, his £ 99million move to Italy must have caused some trouble for EA Sports. While changing the front cover should have been fairly straightforward, there were concerns that the transfer may have ruined Journey Mode.
FIFA 19’s story mode will see Alex Hunter’s final chapter this year as he secures his dream transfer to Real Madrid with his eyes set on the Champions League trophy. Many actual Madrid stars such as Luka Modric and Toni Kroos appear in the game.
The latest entries in The Journey have included voiceovers from some of the best soccer players in the world. With Hunter in Madrid and EA’s close ties to Ronaldo, there’s no way they haven’t planned to include him.
Ronaldo is the cover star of FIFA 19 but his move to Juventus could have caused problems for EA
CR7 completed its move just a few months before FIFA 19 was released, but EA stresses that its move never caused any issues and that Journey mode was not hindered. EA has gone all out for the mode this year, letting you follow three different players at once and decide who you want to see succeed.
While the game’s release date is still quite a long way off, die-hard FIFA fans can get early access to the game on Thursday, September 20 if they subscribe to Origin Access Premier.
Those who pay the £ 14.99 per month fee can enjoy 10 hours of full FIFA 19 playtime before full release. Otherwise, a free demo is also available on all consoles and PC that showcases the new features of the game but is not close to the finished product.