The Journey: Experience Life In The EPL
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. In The Journey, Alex Hunter's Premier League career is impacted by your performance on the pitch, and the decisions you make off of it. Make critical decisions throughout the game that will change what happens next and how other characters react to you. Will you put your team first before your own success? The choice is yours.
Set Piece Rewrite
From free kicks to penalties to corner kicks, inject personality and experience control from every dead ball situation. Customize your run up on free kicks to create more variety in the spin and movement on the ball. You can now deliver worldies like outside of the foot direct free kicks that bend around the opposition. A new targeting system from corners lets you pick out teammates with greater precision and changes the way your teammates move as you deliver the pass. Switch to a player in the box and have your teammate pick you out for the perfect header. Move freely in your run up on the ball, approach from different angles and at different speeds, and put some personality on your penalties to take control from the spot. Walk the line to gain a better position on your throw. Fake your throw to keep your defender guessing. And throw it with pace to a teammate.
Active Intelligence System
A brand new system introduces constant spatial analysis, increases activity off the ball, and changes the way players move, read, and react. Now every player analyzes the proximity of their opponents and the space around them to better identify opportunities in attack. When you are on the ball your teammates understand if you can make a pass and adjust their movement to show for you or make a new run. Smarter players and increased activity off the ball give you new and creative ways to open up the opposition. Orchestrated runs with multiple players, fake runs, stunt runs, and calling a player to show support are just a few ways you take control in the buildup.
Physical Play Overhaul
A master of creating space and fighting for position, Eden Hazard shows what you can do with the Physical Play Overhaul in FIFA 17. Control is now in your hands as you battle for space and possession. Pushback Tech innovates in trapping, dribbling, physics, and defending to create true-to-life battles for position and the ball. This is especially important when you want to control the ball and buy time for a teammate to make a run or get into a supporting position. Player interactions come to life in realistic detail across the entire pitch, like goalkeeper collisions, across-body tackles, 50/50 battles, jostling while ball is in the air and ball control while shielding. New proximity-based shielding will help you fend off opponents and keep possession. Defenders can be shielded out as you dribble in any direction.
New Attacking Techniques
Clinical in the final third, Anthony Martial embodies the New Attacking Techniques in FIFA 17. New options in attack give players more ways to create chances and finish in front of goal. A new shot mechanic lets players keep the ball low in any situation - finesse, volley, or when simply slotting it home. Curved. Precise. Into space. Create new scoring chances with a perfectly executed threaded through pass. Start a quick counter attack by passing it out from goal with power and direction. Greater control in direction allows players to head the ball down and into the ground, making keepers work harder.
Frostbite Delivers You Realism
One of the industry's leading game engines, Frostbite delivers authentic, true-to-life action, takes players to new football worlds, and introduces fans to characters full of depth and emotion in FIFA 17. Frostbite injects even more detail into the worlds of FIFA 17. Experience all new environments like tunnels, locker rooms, the manager's office, and the team plane. Frostbite delivers heightened realism for characters on and off the pitch. This leap in fidelity unlocks exciting new opportunities for telling stories and delivering engaging experiences for every player.
FUT Champions is the all-new way to compete in FIFA 17 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. Each week, qualify for the Weekend League and compete for in-game rewards. Consistently showcase your skill and climb the Monthly Leaderboards to earn some of the biggest in-game rewards.
Fifa 17 brings managers to life on the touchline for the first time in Career Mode. You'll be able to choose one of 11 high-res coaches to occupy the technical area which you'll then see during gameplay.