Not only is the new Premier League season a day away from kicking off, but we're just a month away from the release of FIFA 18 and if recently leaked footage is anything to go by, we could be set for the greatest game in the franchise's history.

Now, obviously, it's always going to be hard to top FIFA 96 and 97, what with both those editions gifting the world the beauty of indoor games, but FIFA 18's career mode has been significantly beefed up to make the feature a much more all encompassing experience.

The latest installment in EA Sports' greatest gift to the world will include a transfer deal hub which, for the first time, will involve your player actively sitting down to discuss terms of contracts and offers, including being able to add release clauses and include sell-on fees.

It appears that the career mode is the main feature that's scoring big ticks from fans on social media who have experienced the beta version.



The game will feature 52 stadiums from 12 countries, as well as 30 generic style fields. It will also carry on from last year's game with the Journey mode, which is entitled 'The Journey: Hunter Returns'. So, if you completed that part of FIFA 17, then for the newest game you'll start at the same club with any trait or honour carried over.

Players were locked to only letting the character Alex Hunter play in the EPL and Championship; but in FIFA 18, you'll be able to compete in new places like Brazil and the US.

It will be interesting to see how the newest instalment of the franchise fares with fans. FIFA 17 received an average score of 84.3/100 score by Metacritic across Xbox, Playstation and PC.

FIFA 18 drops on 29 September. I already can't wait to demand £500,000-a-week and my own statue in my first round of contract negotiations.

Featured Image Credit: EA Sports

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

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