Everyone’s Favorite PSG Star Picked As FIFA 21 Cover Boy

The FIFA 21 cover will be graced by one of the most electric wingers in the world.

EA Sports announced the FIFA 21 cover boy will be none other than PSG superstar Kylian Mbappé. (What, did you think we meant Neymar? He’s so 2014.)

FIFA 21 Cover

Mbappé, 21, becomes the youngest FIFA cover boy since Jack Wilshere, who at the age of 19 shared the cover of FIFA 12 with Wayne Rooney (in the UK) in FIFA 12. 

“Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true,” Mbappé said. “From my time at Bondy to Clairefontaine to the World Cup, this marks another big milestone. I’ve been playing this game since I was a kid and I am honored to represent a whole new generation of footballers and be in the same group as many other amazing footballers who I now share this honor with.” 

FIFA 21 will end a three-year run of EA Sports picking Real Madrid stars for the cover. Eden Hazard graced the cover of FIFA 20 while Cristiano Ronaldo was on the cover the two years prior. Of course, Ronaldo switched from Real Madrid to Juventus after EA Sports picked him for the cover of FIFA 19, forcing the publisher to change the cover to match his new squad, Juventus. (Who knows, maybe Mbappé will transfer to Real Madrid before FIFA 21 comes out.)

EA Sports will offer three different versions of FIFA 21, each with its own cover. Above is the Standard edition. Below are the Champions and Ultimate editions, for those who want to spend more money for some reason.

Alternate FIFA 21 Cover Options

All three covers represent a change in design approach, shifting away from just a pic of the star athlete on a blank background. One cover even has Mbappé in street clothes. The Champions edition has some pretty poor photoshopping to add PSG’s new kit to Mbappé’s iconic celebration.

FIFA 21 is set to release on Oct. 6 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can preorder your copy now (links in the above tweets).

In a nice twist, fans who plan on buying a PS5 or Xbox Series X don’t have to worry about buying two copies of FIFA 21. Anyone who purchases FIFA 21 on PS4 or Xbox One will be given an extra digital copy of the game for their respective next-generation console at no extra cost. This means you must stay with Sony or Microsoft to receive the free upgrade, but that’s not a bad deal for those wondering if they should wait to buy FIFA 21 when the next-gen consoles come out later in the year.

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