Since FIFA 14, the legends have been available to the FUT mode of the FIFA series - but only on the Xbox. Because a marketing deal between Microsoft and EA brought the Legends exclusively to the Microsoft consoles, all other FIFA players went empty.
This changes with the latest release “FIFA 18”. Now there is a marketing deal between EA and Sony. Two novelties to the legends are already known:
- The legends are now called themselves icons - the "FUT ICONS".
- The icons are available in FUT 18 on PS4, Xbox One and PC
In the past, the exclusivity of the legends has always caused violent discussions in the FIFA community. Therefore, many fans will be glad that the icons will finally also be available on PS 4 and PC.
With the icon cards, EA Sports brings back the familiar footballer stars to the virtual lawn. They have shown outstanding achievements in the past and left lasting impressions on the stage of world football. Meanwhile, these players are no longer active as pros.
According to EA Sports, the FUT icons in FIFA 18 are "the best of the best".
The former Brazilian striker Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima was revealed as the first icon.
There is a separate edition of Ronaldo Nazário: The Icon Edition. This is only available for PS4, Xbox One and PC. It costs 99.99 euros on the consoles and 89.99 euros on the PC.