LA Galaxy’s Stubhub Center, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium, and Huddersfield Town’s John Smith’s Stadium are the first three stadiums confirmed for FIFA 18.
As Huddersfield just won the Championship playoffs finals no more than two weeks ago, the crew started working on the team’s stadium.
“Timelines are tight, so they’ll have had all the necessary references ready, and it would have been a matter of kicking that off,” EA Canada’s creative director Matt Prior declared to Games Radar. “The structure [of the stadium in-game] is being worked on as we speak. Literally with that last penalty, the job begins. Brighton are already being worked on, and Newcastle are already in the game.”
EA will almost certainly include all top-flight English stadiums in the game as part of its Premier League license. Moreover, as Prior noted, clubs that came relegated and were then promoted back to the Premier League retained the stadiums’ graphics, thus not needing a complete overhaul.
FIFA 18 will be released for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on September 29. Earlier during the EA Play conference, EA released a trailer featuring the new Frostbite engine.