World Cup winner and PSG forward Kylian Mbappe will grace the front cover of FIFA 21, which is set for release on October 9.
Eden Hazard was the cover star for FIFA 20 last year and EA Sports have opted for a new face to pick up the mantle.
Mbappe is regarded as one of the world’s best players at the age of 21 and is already a World Cup winner with France.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward is also a four-time Ligue 1 winner and former recipient of the Golden Boy award.
Reflecting on being chosen as the new cover star, Mbappe said: “Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true. 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.”
Three different editions of the game are available for pre-order and Mbappe will be on the cover of them all.
Last year saw Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk take his place on the Champions Edition while Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane adorned the Ultimate Edition
EA Sports VP and Group GM Cam Weber explained that Mbappe embodies the future of the FIFA franchise as well as the future of football.
“As our FIFA franchise accelerates towards the next generation of player experience, we know our cover athlete needs to truly embody both the future of our game and the future of football as a whole.
Kylian represents what we’re bringing to the experience this year, from his commitment to advancing football culture, to his deep social connections and relentless desire to take his game to the next level.
We’re excited to partner with Kylian in driving the World’s Game forward.”FIFA 21 will launch worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 9.