One of the biggest sporting news today is that former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the team in order to join Juventus for a deal that costs 100 million Euros. From a gaming standpoint this causes problems for EA Sports because the FIFA 19 cover features Cristiano Ronaldo in a Real Madrid shirt!
It’s only two more months until the release of FIFA 19 so EA Sports may have to change all of its covers and marketing material to reflect the change. Having Cristiano Ronaldo wearing a Juventus shirt will make sure the game does not look outdated for the upcoming soccer/football season.
The only thing EA Sports cannot change is what happens in the game’s story mode. The main player is supposed to team up with Cristiano Ronaldo in Real Madrid. That story mode won’t be changed so that is something EA Sports will just have to live with.
A player ruining a sports cover has happened in the past. NBA star Kyrie Irving went to the Boston Celtics a few days before NBA 2K18 came out last year. 2K Sports had to release a new cover to reflect the change, but the original cover was still released for a limited time.