FIFA 17 players will be able to go on “The Journey,” the franchise’s first story mode

Believe it or not, EA Sports is adding a story mode to this Fall’s FIFA 17. Available only on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One (FIFA 17 will also launch for the PS3 and Xbox 360), “The Journey” will follow fictional rising star Alex Hunter through his first year in the Premier League, both on and off the field:

Immersed in “The Journey,” fans will live their story on and off the pitch as Premier League prospect, Alex Hunter who is looking to make his mark. Fans will visit new football worlds, meet new characters full of depth, and navigate emotional highs and lows of their unique story arc through decisions off the pitch, their performance on it, and character interactions throughout the 2016/17 season while playing for any of the 20 Premier League clubs.

In addition to “The Journey,” EA Vancouver is tapping into the Frostbite Engine to make FIFA 17 the most realistic soccer simulation ever. In addition to thousands of new animations, the developers is specifically throwing their focus behind these new mechanics:

FIFA 17 Features

  • Set Piece Rewrite – New penalties, free kicks, corners, and throw-ins bring creativity and variety in every dead ball situation.
  • Physical Play Overhaul – U.S. Patent-Pending Pushback Technology changes the way players physically interact in every situation and introduces a new shielding system that gives fans more control when in possession or battling to win the ball.
  • Active Intelligence System – A brand new intelligence system gives players the ability to better define and classify space to make smarter decisions off the ball. Players will utilize several New Run Types like fake, direct, and stunted runs to stay even more active off the ball.
  • New Attacking Techniques – New options in attack give fans more ways to create chances and finish in front of goal. Send teammates in with a Threaded Through Pass and put exciting goals away with a Driven Finish or Downward Header.

Another new trailer, this one showcasing FIFA 17’s new mechanics, can be found after the break. FIFA 17 will be released this Fall on September 27.

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