The small print on materials for Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 (spotted by Twitter user VOOK64) reveals that this is the only version of the game that has been built in the Frostbite engine and will include single player story mode The Journey.
Of course, E3 2017 kicks off in LA on June 13th until June 15th; however, EA won't be in attendance as they have their own event, EA Play, which takes place later this month between June 10th and June 12th. What that actually means in reality will only be determined by how the game actually plays this year.
A version of the game is also going to be available for the Nintendo Switch. The short video with footage from the "game engine" ends with "The World's Game fueled by the World's Best". "It's a great feeling and I am grateful to have been chosen".
"We are extremely excited to partner with Cristiano - working with him we learned a lot about his unique play style and what makes him so special". The date aligns with EA Sports' tradition of late September releases for its long-running soccer sim.
It looks likely that it will be a teaser trailer that is released tomorrow as EA also told people on their Facebook page to subscribe to their YouTube channel. Those buyers will get three days of advanced access before the full release on the Friday. Electronic Arts has just released the first trailer of the new game, that's coming out September 29 on current gen and old gen platforms, as EA confirmed there will be versions for PS3 and Xbox 360 this year.