Nintendo has shared another new video directly from the show floor of Gamescom 2018, this time treating us to a look at the upcoming FIFA 19. Aside from admiring the lovely footage being shown off for the new Champions League mode (a first for FIFA following the expiration of the deal with Konami's PES), we couldn't help but notice several completely in-your-face advertisements for the PS4 Pro.
The hosts kick off with a match at around the 5:32 mark, jumping right into a custom Champions League game between Limerick FC and Paris Saint-Germain. As you can see, dotted around the edge of the pitch on the advertisement boards are several ads for the PS4 Pro innocently sitting amongst the likes of Pepsi and Mastercard, slyly tempting Switch fans to jump ship and play on Sony's machine instead.
You might think that these adverts would be removed on consoles other than those in the PlayStation family, but FIFA stays true to real-life advertising and branding, taking on the real sponsorships on the team's shirts, footwear, and - yes - advertising boards. Sony sponsors the Champions League in real life, so FIFA naturally honours this agreement in the game; the branding will be present across all versions. Still, while the logic is bulletproof, there's something very odd about Nintendo streaming an advert for a rival console.
Once you get past the initial shock of it all, however, you may well actually enjoy the thirty minutes or so of FIFA action on Switch. It certainly looks a lot like FIFA 18, but there appear to be a number of improvements under the hood - the fancy new Champions League mode being one obvious example.
Feel free to sit back, relax, and take in the next instalment of EA's mega-franchise on Switch.
Will you be grabbing yourself a copy of FIFA 19? Are you fearful that the PS4 Pro ads will subconsciously convince you to buy a rival system? Let us know with a comment!