E3 2016: FIFA 17 Is Coming With A Touch of Frostbite and Special Narrative

You don't know Alex Turner yet, but you soon will. 


In a move that surprises no one, EA has announced the next installment of the insanely popular soccer/futbol title, FIFA '17. Perhaps the biggest change to the game, besides some roster modifications, will be the move to DICE's Frostbite engine.

For FIFA 17's The Journey, things were shaken up considerably, though. An actor playing the role of player Alex Hunter took the stage to talk about how psyched he is to be a soccer player. He wasted a few minutes to talk about some kind of journey we'd be taking with him, showcasing FIFA's apparent new direction as a wannabe Rockstar Games title complete with a story mode. I'm not even joking, that's exactly what it looks like. 

Premiere league managers will be included in the game, so if the game were launched today, as announced at EA Play, it'd feature some of the biggest ones in the game. 

There are four "transformations" coming to FIFA 17 to allow more control, having rewritten setpieces to give more control, overhauling physical play, building a new intelligence system, and offering new ways to "finish" for a goal. Those, EA says, are inspired by real young talent in the game. 

The game will be launching first on Xbox One through EA Access and will be released on September 27.

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