FIFA 17 Will Have a Story Mode

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FIFA 17 Will Have a Story Mode

A FIFA 17 trailer has surfaced (and now been removed) prior to EA's EA Play event which shows off what seems to be a robust story mode. It focusses on a fictional footballer by the name of Alex Hunter as he makes his English Premier League debut and the drama that surrounds it such as dealing with agents, fans, and the fame that comes with being a rising star. At the moment, it's unclear if you can customise your character in this game mode.

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FIFA 17 will be available in the US from September 27 and the rest of the world (India included) from September 29. And if you own a last generation console, you're in luck. FIFA 17 is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. No price has been announced yet for India though you can expect it to be in line with what it cost last year - Rs. 3,999 on the PS4 and Xbox One, and Rs. 3,499 for the PC (available only digitally via Origin), PS3, and Xbox 360. Unless of course, EA and its exclusive retail partner Amazon India decide on a price band similar to Battlefield 1 which is the most expensive game on pre-order in India at the moment.

EA has switched from the Ignite engine that was used in FIFA 14, FIFA 15, and FIFA 16.Considering how good Need for Speed and Star Wars Battlefront looked, especially on a powerful enough PC, it could spell the end of shoddy PC versions of the world's most popular football game. It remains to see if FIFA 17 loses features in the move to Frostbite, what with development cycles for the series being extremely short and time sensitive.

We found FIFA 16 to be an interesting beast in our review. The core gameplay veered towards simulation with thoughtful ways that retool some of its most basic actions and your approach to a match. However it's hamstrung with flawed execution to some of it's headline features like FUT Draft and women's teams. How EA rectifies this remains to be seen. Though we might see how at the company's EA Play event later today.

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