5 things you should know about the brand new FIFA 17!

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The FIFA franchise by world-renounced game publishers, Electronic Arts, has been taking over the footballing industry, virtually. FIFA 17 will be released on the 23rd of September and here is what we know so far.

1. TOTAL GAMEPLAY ENGINE OVERHAUL (PS4, PC, XBOX ONE)

For the first time ever, FIFA will be powered by EA’s most powerful game engine, the Frostbite 3. To those of you who may be wondering, Frostbite 3 is also the engine that powers EA’s Battlefield series, so you know what to expect on the graphical side of FIFA 17. The implication of Frostbite 3 allows gamers to experience new locations such as stadium tunnels, locker rooms and even team airplanes. More things will be happening on and off the pitch which will stimulate the best footballing experience in your game room.

2. NEW “STORY MODE” CAMPAIGN 

Another “first time” addition to the series, a new gameplay mode dubbed, ‘The Journey’, will be available. This is a very new approach to a football simulator genre as it also involves the gamers to go through decision-making challenges off the pitch. As quoted from FIFA’s official website, “For the first time ever in FIFA, live your story on and off the pitch as the Premier League’s next rising star, Alex Hunter. Play on any club in the Premier League, for authentic managers and alongside some of the best players on the planet. Experience brand new worlds in FIFA 17, all while navigating your way through the emotional highs and lows of The Journey.” 

Photo Credit: www.fifplay.com
Photo Credit: www.fifplay.com

3. NO MORE MESSI ON THE FRONT COVER

For the first time since FIFA 13, Argentinian forward, Lionel Messi will not be featured as the cover star. Instead, Anthony Martial, Marco Reus, James Rodriguez and Eden Hazard are expected to be taking over the Baracelonian.

4. THREE EDITIONS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

And, the three editions would be the Super Deluxe, Deluxe and Standard editions. Details of each are stated below:

  • Super Deluxe
    • Digital Only
    • Full game
    • Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (two (2) per week over 20 weeks – worth up to $120)
    • Three (3) match FUT Team of the Week loan player (up to two (2) players per week over 20 weeks)
    • Eight (8) match FUT loan item of Hazard, Martial, Reus, or Rodriguez
    • Custom FUT kits created by designers or FIFA soundtrack artists
  • Deluxe
    • Full game
    • Up to 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (one (1) per week over 20 weeks – worth up to $60)
    • Three (3) match FUT Team of the Week loan player (up to one (1) player per week over 20 weeks)
    • Eight (8) match FUT loan item of Hazard, Martial, Reus, or Rodriguez
    • Custom FUT kits created by designers or FIFA soundtrack artists
  • Standard
    • Full game
    • Up to five (5) FUT Draft Tokens (one (1) per week over five (5) weeks – worth up to $15)
    • Eight (8) match FUT loan item of Hazard, Martial, Reus, or Rodriguez
    • Custom FUT kits created by designers or FIFA soundtrack artists
Photo Credit: www.soccerbible.com
Photo Credit: www.soccerbible.com

5. IMPROVISED GAMEPLAY

  • Set piece rewrite
    • With the help of Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, set pieces are now more personalized than ever before. New shooting styles such as the “outside-the-boot shot” are capable of being used during free-kicks.
  • Physical play overhaul
    • With the help of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, players can now pushback defenders to buy time for teammates to perform overlapping runs. New physical animations such as goalkeeper collisions are also to be introduced within the game.
  • Active intelligence system
    • With the help of Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus, FIFA 17 allows players to perform fake runs and stunt runs while off the ball. Players can also now, ask for support from a teammate while under threat.
  • New attacking techniques
    • With the help of Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, players are now capable of performing drive volleys and goal kicks while also introducing a new “threaded through pass” system.
Photo Credit: www.joe.co.uk
Photo Credit: www.joe.co.uk

To those who own a PlayStation 4, a Xbox One or a PC, pre-ordering FIFA 17 from the main menu entitles a 10% discount. Up until now, no news were released regarding Ultimate Team. Looking at the improvements they have promised us, this seems to be the most promising FIFA ever.

Oh and not to forget, The Dab is coming to FIFA 17!

For a more detailed presentation of the Frostbite 3 engine, take a look at the video below: