U.S. soccer hero Clint Dempsey has been named the cover star for North American versions of FIFA 15, requiring a different packshot for the PlayStation editions of the game. You see, Dempsey's professional club, the Seattle Sounders, is sponsored by Xbox.
In an email to media announcing the selection (coming last night during Seattle's friendly vs. Tottenham), EA Sports provided only the Xbox One box cover (though both covers are provided on a corporate website). On PS4 and PS3, Dempsey will wear the rocket-pop style kit the U.S. men's national team wore at the recently concluded World Cup.
FIFA 15 will publish for Windows PC and Wii as well. Polygon has asked what uniform Dempsey will wear on those covers and will update this story with any comment received.
The FIFA series regularly regionalizes its covers; Lionel Messi of Argentina and FC Barcelona is the global star, featured on all editions.
Dempsey, 31, is the face of U.S. soccer. He was captain of the U.S. team that just returned from the World Cup, where it advanced to the knockout rounds but was eliminated immediately. Dempsey has scored the second-most goals for America in international competition. For more on FIFA 15, see Polygon's preview from E3 2014.