Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have seen their ratings downgraded ahead of EA Sports FC 24’s official release later this month, a leak has suggested.
The latest edition of the popular franchise will be released on September 29 on consoles and PC, though it has undergone a drastic overhaul in appearance.
That is because EA Sports no longer holds a partnership with FIFA, meaning the governing body’s name has been dropped fully from the video game.
Rechristened using the developer’s title instead, the series remains effectively the same, with gamers able to buy and sell virtual cards of the world’s best players But after several high-profile moves over the past season or so, there have been numerous changes in ratings, with four players again tied for the top spot.
Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland and Alexia Putellas have all been awarded a rating of 91, pushing Messi out of first place in a surprise move. Indeed, the superstar, now with Inter Miami in the United States after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, is one of eight players handed a 90 overall rating.