01 Oct 2016
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EA Sports FIFA 17 kicks off

By Darren Price

EA Sports has launched the most anticipated game of its 2017 line-up. For the first time FIFA 17 is powered by the same technology used to bring the Battlefield games, and more recently, Star Wars Battlefront, to life. The industry leading Frostbite Engine is capable of delivering authentic, true-to-life action and promised to introduce fans to characters full of depth and emotion.

For the first time in a FIFA game, the PC, XB1 and PS4 versions of FIFA 17 feature a narrative-based campaign called The Journey. Fans follow the career of up-and-coming player, Alex Hunter, and he charts his rise to footballing superstar.

“This is truly a special year for FIFA,” said David Rutter, GM and Executive Producer of FIFA 17. “We’re delivering a brand-new engine, and brand-new mode and so much more. It’s incredible all the things our team were able to include in this year’s edition, and we’re ready for our fans to get out on the pitch and experience it for themselves.”

This year is also see the return of FIFA Ultimate Team, introducing new Squad Building Challenges and a new way to compete via FUT Champions. Squad Building Challenges ask fans to complete special themed challenges such as teams composed of players from the same nation or league. Completing squads will reward players with in-game rewards, and additional challenges will be added throughout the season.

FUT Champions allow players to compete for a chance to qualify in the Weekend League, as well as monthly leaderboards. Higher placement leads to bigger in-game rewards, and consistent top-performers on XB1 and PS4 may have the opportunity to compete in the FIFA Interactive World Cup and the EA Sports FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship Series.

EA Sports FIFA 17 is out now on Origin for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Watch out for the NetGuide review very soon.

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