Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's EA Sports FC 24 ratings have been 'leaked', fans are stunned
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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's ratings for the upcoming EA Sports FC game might just have been leaked online ahead of the official launch.
With EA's partnership with FIFA ending after 30 years, the next football game produced by the gaming giant will kickstart a new era.
The official trailer and cover was shared at a special event in Amsterdam and more and more details of the game continue to be shared ahead of the launch on September 29.
Women will be in Ultimate Team for the first time in a groundbreaking move, while other key new changes including Pro Clubs featuring crossplay, and Ballon d'Or ceremony cutscenes in Career Mode to name just a couple.
The annual ratings reveal will happen a bit closer to the time but there are already two images of "leaked" Messi and Ronaldo cards doing the rounds.
The pair of footballing titans have dominated the FIFA franchise over the years, with both regularly in the top two for the best players in the game.
They've also been featured on the covers, though both were surprisingly omitted from this year's Ultimate Edition despite a total of 31 players being featured.
Neither are getting any younger though and going off those viral leaks, the overall ratings of each star have dropped dramatically for the first game where they are not playing at the highest level in European football.
Messi, fresh from a switch to Inter Miami in the MLS, is set to to be 88-rated - which would be the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner's lowest mark since FIFA 08 as he's been in the 90s since FIFA 09.
Ronaldo's eye-watering move to Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League saw his rating take a huge dive as a January update saw him drop to 88.
If these leaks are to believed, Ronaldo's rating will be downgraded by five in EA FC 24.
Although anything but confirmed, the statistics of both legends could also see several decreases - with the pace score in particular looking a little low.