News: Ronaldinho and friends will also be supplying motion capture.
EA has announced that FIFA 08 will be coming to the PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP and PC this fall. Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho will grace the cover along with a laundry list of other soccer stars who will vary by region. The player who will share the cover with Ronaldinho in North America will be announced at a later date.
Ronaldinho will be joined by Miroslav Klose, Sergio Ramos, Tranquillo Barnetta and Andreas Ivanschitz for a special motion capture session today in Barcelona that will used as the basis for the player's movement in future FIFA installments.
"We are proud to call some of the world's best football athletes our partners. The access, guidance and insight they give us means that FIFA 08 will create a next gen experience that not only looks authentic, but that captures the emotion, finesse and beauty of the game,? said Joe Booth, senior producer for FIFA 08. ?Through sessions like today, and the continued investment in our next gen football engine, our world-class development team continues to revolutionize the authentic gameplay experience.?
?Ronaldinho and all the FIFA 08 cover stars bring a passion for the sport that is raw and true. They enjoy helping us bring that real-world experience into the game,? said Matt Bilbey, International Director, EA Sports. ?Their expert skills, commitment to success and passion for football inspire our development team and help us make FIFA 08 the most natural-feeling football videogame in the world.?
FIFA 08 will be developed by EA Canada and we'll have more on the game soon.