EA has released more information on a new Fifa 17 feature that is all about Set Pieces. Fifa 17 completely revamps how they are going to work. Hopefully, it will benefit the game without many glitches. It’s known that every time the developer brings new features and mechanics to the game, there are going to be bugs and technical problems. And sometimes, it might not even work.
This is another gameplay change in Fifa 17 after the physical play overhaul. Before we take a look at what the new Set Pieces system is, let’s take a look at the official description. It is a complete rewrite from set piece, to direct free kicks, corner kicks, penalty, and even throw-in
“From free kicks to penalties to corner kicks, inject personality and experience control from every dead ball situation. “
In Fifa 16, it is extremely to score a goal with free kicks if you have a decent free kick taker. It should be harder in Fifa 17. Once sometime becomes too easy, it will be less fun when we score. If you know that 9/10 time you get a free kick, it will finally turn into a goal in the end. This is not something to excite about at all.
With the new free kicks system, we can now kick the ball in a different style, angle, and even different spot. It’s up to a player decision what way they would like to turn the ball in. We might even be able to execute the famous banana shot from Roberto Carlos by extremely spinning the ball.
Direct Free Kicks
“Customize your run up on free kicks to create more variety in the spin and movement on the ball. You can now delivery worldies like outside of the foot direct free kicks that bend around the opposition. “
It will be definitely incredible if the new free kick system works. In addition, we will be more excited when getting the free kick since we can do many ways with it. And, hopefully, it’s not going to be very easy to score a goal or have any glitch or bugs.
New Corner Kicks
“A new targeting system from corners lets you pick out teammates with greater precision and changes the way your teammates move as you delivery the pass. Switch to a player in the box and have your teammate pick you out for the perfect header. “
This mechanic, however, isn’t something new at all. It is quite similar to Fifa 16 that you can select a player and move him around to get the ball cross in during throw-in. EA might want to make it better since only a few player uses it in Fifa 16.
New Penalty Kicks
” 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. “
This sounds really amazing. It means we get control on the penalty taker not just only to choose a direction. And it’s going to be more awesome if we can deceive the goalkeeper with it.
User Controller Throw-Ins
“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.”
It is very simple addition yet makes the game more realistic. You can now move along the line to get a better throw-in position. This also means that we might be able to move the wall up during free kicks. A fake thrown-in can give an advanced advantage to a person who takes the throw.
This completes the set piece overhaul in Fifa 17. They sound really good and we all hope that it will be good or even better when the game releases. Don’t miss Fifa 17 news with our news summaries!
Because of the bad reputation in Fifa 16, EA has revamped Physical Play in Fifa 17 giving hope to all Fifa fans. Although we might not fully know what “Physical Play Overhaul” is about, we can expect what it will be in the game based on gameplay video and its description on the official site.
The new overhaul is explained on the official Fifa website as “A transformation in the way players physically interact in all areas of the pitch. Control is now in your hands as you battle for space and possession.”
It can be a good addition to Fifa 17 next to the Squad Builder Challenge. However, as we know, it can be totally different when the game finally comes out. It might even never work at all.
The first mechanic mentioned in the Physical Play Overhaul is called “Pushback Tech”. It “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. “
The Pushback Tech sounds really promising since we can get more control of the ball and prevent the opponent team to steal it from us. In Fifa 16, several times we come up against a player that always slides up the ball and successfully steal the ball without any chance of defending. With the mechanic, we can prevent this by using a big player to hold the ball and pass to other players.
New Physical Interactions
The second mechanic, New Physical Interactions: ”player interactions come to life in realistic details across the enter pitch, like goalkeeper collisions, across body tackle, 50/50 battles, jostling while ball is in the air and ball controls while shielding”.
Unlike the Pushback Tech, this mechanic might give concern to a lot of players. Normally, the more physical interaction developer team adds to the game, the worse the game is and the more frustrated we get.
Based on the description, it sounds like the penalty kicks will be given more often because of a goalkeeper. Hope that this time, it’s not going to be a 100% free kick or penalty in every jostling and goalkeeper collisions.
360 Degree Shield
The final mechanic, 360 degree shield “New proximity based shielding will help you fend off opponents and keep possession. Defenders can be shielded out as you dribble in any direction.” This feature is quite interesting in itself but we need to wait and see when the game comes out.
“The obvious objective of video games is to entertain people by surprising them with new experiences” said Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese game designer and creator of classics such as Mario, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda. EA Sports has taken Miyamoto’s wisdom to heart as they have developed FIFA 17, the latest installment of the popular video soccer game. Andrew Wilson, FIFA CEO, promised in a press conference last month that FIFA 17 would be “a major step forward in personalisation, immersion and competition.” Though the game maker has kept most of the details secret, several interesting facts about FIFA 17 have leaked out in the past few months. The following are highlights of some of these latest leaks and speculations.
March: Norway’s Women Are In
Last year FIFA 16 made history with the first time inclusion of women’s teams which generated much excitement. This buzz has continued this year when it was rumored that FIFA 17 would add the Norwegian Women’s team. This has been one of the most successful national teams in women’s competition as former European, World Cup, and Olympic champions. Word leaked out that the team will be included in FIFA 17 when Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg Norway’s midfielder posted an Instagram picture of a photo session with the game developers followed with the hashtags “#fifa17.”
Also making FIFA 17 headlines in March was much online speculation about who would be the male player featured on the game’s cover. Lionel Messi of Barcelona has been the “Mr. FIFA” for the last four game editions beginning in 2013. But a couple of developments have fueled speculation that a new athlete will be featured on the upcoming FIFA 17 cover. First, Messi’s contract with EA sports expires this year. Also, the outstanding play of Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Jamie Vardy from Leicester City, the surprise champions in 2015, make them both contenders for the new game’s cover.
Norway National Female Soccer Team will be playable in Fifa 17
April: Release Date Speculations
Messi or Mr.Fifa on a Fifa 16 cover.
In April speculation about the early release FIFA 17 demo made news online. Gamers are hopeful that EA sports will follow last year’s example, when they released the early version in September 2 weeks before the actual release date of the game. The release was actually not a beta or demo version, but FIFA 16 real version with some restrictions. It was limited to Xbox1 users, and gamers could only have 10 hours of play. Later in the spring, speculation fueled hopes that FIFA 17 would be previewed at the annual Electronics Entertainment Expo(commonly called “E3”) in Los Angeles June 14-16. This is an industry-insiders-only convention to promote upcoming games. Gamer experts took special notice when EA announced it would host its own convention in LA just two days before lasting from June 12-14, with a press conference set for June 12. It will be held at Club Nokia@LA in downtown Los Angeles and will include opportunities for play of demo versions of upcoming games, though it has not been officially announced that FIFA 17 will be one of those games. Fans hope that demo or beta versions will be unveiled at that event, which will be mirrored in a sister EA convention in London at the same time.
Also, much discussion took place in April among the online fan blogs about the release date of the actual full game as the wait entered the final six month countdown. Believed to have been in development since 2015, FIFA 17 will be released sometime in September 2016 most industry experts forecast. Traditionally, the previous versions have hit the market toward the end of September, usually after the 20th of the month. James MacArthur, writer for the fan website “FIFA 17,” analyzed the release dates of the previous last five years and made a prediction in April. He writes, “Considering the release dates in the US only, we expect FIFA 17 release date to be September 23, 2016.”
May: Will Jiangsu And San Marino Make The Cut?
With just one month to go before the Los Angeles EA convention, FIFA 17 excitement centered around which teams and leagues would be included. Online polls of fan favorites for new leagues to be added to the upcoming FIFA 17 may influence EA to consider some new additions like what they have done in the past. Currently, voting has made the Israeli Premier League and Turkish second tier league the fan’s first and second choices respectively. The third choice is Germanys’s third tier league. New teams expected to be added to the 650 teams from FIFA 16 are the Glasgow Rangers, Jiangsu Suning, and perhaps even San Marino. Glasgow had been dropped from the team list in FIFA 16 due to a contract dispute. Jiangsu, a leading team in the Chinese Super League, is making a major bid to be in FIFA 17 mainly because of superstar Alex Teixeira’s addition to their roster with a $50 million contract. San Marino’s hopes for inclusion rest not on their record, which is dismal, but to a fan petition demanding the small nation’s team be added to FIFA 17.
San Marino is expected to be included in Fifa 17
June: Ignite Is Out, Frostbite In
While the gaming world waited for a explosion of game news with the advent of the EA and E3 conventions in mid June, early June news of FIFA 17 still continued to leak out. Leading those stories was the change of engines for the upcoming edition. Previous FIFA versions had used the Ignite engine as its technological platform, but FIFA 17 will move to the Frostbite engine. Created by DICE, the team that brought Battlefront to life, Frostbite has powered such games as Star Wars Battlefront and Need For Speed. Also creating buzz among fans was the disappointing speculation that a street version would not be part of the FIFA 17 game. Some gamers had hoped this is what CEO Wilson’s “great leap forward” was referring to, but insiders seemed to dash that hope when they pointed out in June a street mode would go counter to EA’s FIFA philosophy–develop a game that offered realism.
While it is difficult to separate fact from fiction from fan speculation in the world of FIFA 17 news, one fact seems certain. Excitement and anticipation will continue to mount until the game’s release this September.
Gameplay in Star Wars BattleFront made by Frostbite Engine.
July: Marco Reus on the Cover, Release Date Confirmed, And New Career Mode
With the big title from EA Sports comes FIFA 17 and the cover star? Borussa Dortmund’s footballer Marco Reus. It was an honor to be on the cover, Reus said, to be on what is an exclusive group of football players that join the ranks as FIFA cover players. The news came as over 3 million fans pitched their vote, and Reus came out on top. The other top pics included James Rodrigues, Anthony Martial, and Eden Hazard.
The release date has finally been announced and is scheduled for September 27 in the US and September 29 for the rest of the world. Interesting, since it was developed by EA Canada.
But the release has some new content that is sure to grab the attention of the fan base. While it still contains the necessary play modes such as Ultimate Team, the game is introducing an additional type of career mode termed “The Journey”. In this mode, you begin as an up and coming Premier League recruitment. The mode is filled with intense cut-scenes and cinematic to make it more involved than just the standard career mode.
In The Journey mode you’re in control of a single player, and begin by signing for your choice of 20 English Premier League teams. A story line drives the backbone of The Journey’s path, as you, Alex Hunter, and your best friend Gareth Walker see rivalry and friendship to the all stars. It’s not quite clear if the storyline is dynamic, but it’s known that you’re able to choose options in conversation – i.e. you select how to respond to coaches, the media, and your team.
The game boasts a new physics engine and that puts the graphics in top ranking. But, as with all sports games, the end result is how the game actually feels to play. There have been some major improvements to game play with the addition of adjusting run-up and delivery angle to free-kicks and throw-ins and there are additional aiming cursors for accuracy and reliability.
Sample from the “Journey”
The grounds you get to actually play are varied, but Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium is available as well as the new location that was officially confirmed is Suita City , the Football Stadium that is home to Gamba Osaka.
However, hands-down The Journey is the biggest addition to the game, and should add a unique, almost RPG-style element to the game, if you so choose to play it. If not, there is always the standard career mode. That, with the new physics engine and some additional physics and movement optimizations, this game should be best in class for the year.
You can pre-order the game as disc or download to receive multiple benefits in Ultimate Team mode, like Team-of-the-week loans.
Published by EA Sports, “FIFA 17” is set to be released for the PS 3, PS 4, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS. You can watch the official trailer below:
August: New Game Trailer, Mobile Application, Pro Clubs Improvement, and Transfer Budget Leaked
EA Sports has released a new trailer for FIFA 17 showing its great graphic developed by new Frostbite engine. Not only that, we can clearly see the player and manager change from last summer such as Jose Mourinho and Ibrahimovic in Manchester United, Kante in Chelsea, and more. In addition, new celebrations, moves, and other signings are also shown.
A new mobile application was released featuring a fresh approach to squad building, Attack Mode, and daily live content. Plus, a new online league is included in the mobile application as well allowing players all around the globe to have a competition together.
The online league mode allows individuals to join with their friends and others around the world to find out which one has the best football skills. A player can build their own team and create a bigger club here. Victory belongs to those who have a better power controlling the field, abilities to playing a game and having greater players. A themed token is rewarded in this application that can be used to redeem free packs and players.
The game is designed in an innovative Attack Mode, a built-in turn-based basis matches where one will only play their teams attacking chances in each half and then pass the game to their adversary. It is quick, easy, and suitable for all types of player.
EA Sports has also announced on their website regarding the Pro Clubs improvements by introducing a new system called Player Growth system. The new feature was pulled from earlier games which based upon fan feedback. EA Sports states that the game is designed to assist players in improving their gameplay level
The developer listened to supporters comment by providing a customizable Custom crests and Kits as well as improving player growth and indicating a match rating. EA has also included a trait option where a player selects from a variety of features to give them a room for growth. It will bring a new level of identity to the Pro Clubs Season
EA Sports released the new rating for hundreds of football players based on their performance in both league and cup last year. The players include Eden Hazard, Petr Cech, Phillip Lahm, Toni Cross, Marco Reus, and many more. They also released the top 50 players at the official site.
Budget for all 20 Premier League team have been leaked a month earlier than the official release date. Manchester United have the highest budget at the amount of £106,040,664 following by Manchester City (£100,981,972), Chelsea (£84,256,840), Arsenal (£76,501,448), and, surprisingly Stoke City (£68,928,672). Burnley have the least budget at £26,352,166 which is around £70m lower than Manchester United.
The new soccer video game known as FIFA 17 is coming out soon and there are a number of features that many people are looking forward to. These features will enhance the game experience for players and provide them with a more innovative game. The features that many people are anticipating for FIFA 17 career mode (not the official news nor rumors) include Tickets, Contract Options, Reputation, Staffs and Statistics. It will also include other features such as Press Conferences, Create a Manager, Talk to Players, Upgrade Stadiums and Sacking News. As a result there are likely to be a number of high quality features in this game that will make it among the best versions of this game.
FIFA 17’s first new upcoming feature for its career mode is Tickets. This feature consists of allocating money from selling tickets. With this feature players can select ticket options such as high, medium or low. If the team performs poorly at high ticket prices, attendance will decrease. Also a portion of ticket money is transferred. Therefore this provides players with a very realistic feature that will give them incentive to more carefully manage the finances of their team as well as an additional way to make more coin. This is one of the main features that many fans of FIFA are hoping to see in this game.
Contract Options are another feature that people are expecting for FIFA 17. With this feature players are able to have realistic contract options such as Buy Out Clauses and season bonuses. Using this feature will allow players to regulate how much certain players earn as well as the player they choose to participate with on the Career mode. FIFA fans are looking forward to seeing this feature in the game.
Those who are looking to play FIFA 17 will also expect the feature known as Reputation to be in the game. This feature will make it difficult to sign top players even with a high transfer budget. It will also consist of players refusing to join a team if it is likely that they will not be playing in the Champions League the next season. With this feature fans of FIFA will be very satisfied as it will give them another interesting part of the game. However it is up to the makers of this game to implement it.
Another feature of FIFA 17 is Staffs which allows players to hire experienced people that help keep players healthy. This feature will fasten injuries as well as minimize fatigue so that players can be able to perform at their best. Using this feature will give players the opportunity to ensure that the best talent is often on the field during games. This is another one of the main expectations of FIFA fans as it will allow them to maintain the best talent available when playing a game and hopefully the creators of this game install this feature.
The feature Statistics will be made to give players the ability to evaluate performance and compare players on the team. This will usually include stats such as how many goals a player has scored as well as how well the teams are doing both on offense and defense. This feature will bring a big improvement to ultimate team mode since it gives players a better way of assessing their progress and also help them strive for certain goals during a season. FIFA fans are hoping that statistics will be more detailed and that the developers put this into the next game.
People looking to play FIFA 17 will also look forward to a feature called Press Conferences. This feature includes Press meetings which give players the opportunity to respond to questions after a game. This feature will likely be much improved and provide a more interactive experience. Since previous versions of the game were not as good as players hoped, this version should have a more comprehensive version of this feature in terms of options. This option may not be improved in FIFA 17 but it is something that FIFA fans are hoping to get.
Create a Manager
With FIFA 17 people should expect a new feature such as Create a Manager. This feature will allow them to make their own manager in terms of appearance, dress and also facial expressions. It will be very useful in terms of updating the appearance of new coaches as well as putting together a manager that fits better with the team’s image. This might not be in the game but FIFA fans are expecting the Create a Manager to be installed in the upcoming version of this game.
Players Talk and Stadium
Other features of this game will include Talk to Players and Upgrade Stadiums. The Talk to Players feature will allow players to use their manager to interact with each player on the team. This will enable players to get the manager to help give players advice on how to improve their performance during a game. Upgrade Stadiums will give players the opportunity to improve the stadium of their team by making changes and upgrades to the current stadium. Using this feature will include buying a new stadium or expanding and improving upon the current venue. Talking to Players and Upgrading Stadiums are among the features that fans of FIFA are expecting and it is up to the makers of this game to make this a part of the newest version.
With all of these features those who are soccer fans will likely have the opportunity to play the best version of the game yet. Using these new features will make gameplay more enjoyable as well as more interactive. It will create more realism which will allow people to avoid getting bored of the game quickly. With more realism people who play soccer games such as this can have a more challenging game which will not only require expertise in playing but also the obligation of managing their team well.
Therefore these features give players the ability to manage team finances, interact with the media more realistically, use coaches to help make improve player performance and also improve the team playing facility. Therefore these features will make FIFA 17 among the top sports games available.
One thing to keep in mind about these features is that they are expected by fans of FIFA soccer and may not necessarily be in the upcoming game FIFA 17. Since fans of FIFA are always looking to play a game that gives them the best overall playing experience, they have certain expectations of each upcoming version. These are what FIFA fans expect in the upcoming game. Therefore the features mentioned are what FIFA fans are hoping to be in the game but it is up to the makers of this game franchise to actually put them into the next game FIFA 17.
For many years FIFA has been a favorite not only in the sports world but in the gaming world as well. EA sports has held the corner market on this illustrious game but could there be significant changes in FIFA 17? Of course rumors and speculations are always running rampant when it comes to a favorite soccer game and here are a few.
Expansion of the Women’s Team
Expansion of the women’s teams? So far that is the rumor that has been circulating and from extensive research this seems to be true. Of course there is no way of saying which teams or even who could be featured in the game. Just the idea of having more female teams is truly the dawn of an era. Could women finally hold a sort of equality among sports teams in video games? Perhaps. Only time can tell. Sources spill the beans that polls of over 70 different choices were offered. Polls can be rather tedious but in the end it will certainly be exciting to see who won.
Every year EA adds new teams to their FIFA line-up. It is always exciting to see who will be the next new teams featured. Apparently it was confirmed from Andrine Stolsmo Hegerbery that her country, Norway, will be added to the line-up in FIFA 17. To solidify this claim she had included a picture of herself being scanned by the FIFA development crew.
Norway National Woman’s Football Team will be in Fifa 17
New Story Mode
Another rumor that could be a huge thing is the possibility of a story mode. Though, from the many sources out there, this possibility seems more like a probability since it would seem EA has hired new developers for a new mode. This would truly be a welcomed feature for those that like to immerse themselves in a rich story-line. Giving the player the feeling of being the star of the game.
With such a growing FIFA community there are always wish lists of features that spring up. EA, keeping such a tight lid on their new features, can only lead their fans wondering what is next. Many wish lists have sprung up among their fans but here is a look at the top ten that have sprung up in extensive research. Of course not all wish lists are practical for the game but many have merit.
Online Tournament and Career Mode
For many this would be the biggest of their wishes come true. It is well known that some people would create their own custom tournaments. This would enable a player to join the group or be invited. Nonetheless there has been an outcry for this feature and many players sit back with their fingers crossed. Another feature the fans would love to see is an assists on goals record. With assists on goals being a big part of the actual game many would rejoice at seeing this added.
Inclusion of clubs is another huge idea out on the gamer world. Of course this had been rumored for FIFA 16 but to see this in 17 would also have many fans jumping for joy. For many new images of managers or even, perhaps, custom made managers would be a welcomed sight. For years the fans have seen those bald older men. Since managers are a very important part of the game not only virtually but in real life seeing changes among them would be a wonderful addition to FIFA 17.
Next on the list is the outcry for full training sessions. Of course FIFA 16 has partial training sessions which help the development of characters(which is a crucial part to help making Fifa 16 coins). Though, to be fair, the addicts of FIFA would love to see the training sessions become a full instead of partial. Finally to add to the fans wish list a custom celebration and skill feature. Every player loves to have their own thing out there. Why should these be any different?
Once E3 comes along the new features will be solidified but until then we can only speculate and cross our fingers. Knowing EA and their commitment to their fans the next release of FIFA will not be a letdown. Unfortunately, for now, we’ll have to hold our breath till the full release at E3. Don’t worry FIFA fans E3 will be here before you know it!