FIFA 17 release date and new features

EA unveiled a new action-filled video for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC game during the Gamescom 2016 expo in Germany

With just over a month to go until FIFA 17 is hits the shops, EA sports has released a brand new gameplay trailer.

EA unveiled the new action-filled video during the Gamescom 2016 expo in Germany earlier in August.

FIFA 17 release date and new features

The new trailer shows off the new Frostbite Engine (the same one used in the Battlefield series) as well as showcasing many of the new kits, transfers, celebrations, skill moves and newly-modeled players.

EA has also announced the many new features and additions to this year’s installment, which is released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 29.

The Career and Pro Clubs modes in particular have seen an overhaul.

David Rutter, Electronic Arts GM and Executive Producer, said: “This is a revolutionary season for EA SPORTS FIFA.

“In June we revealed a new game engine, a deep set of gameplay features and mechanics, and the introduction of an immersive, narrative-driven mode in FIFA 17 The Journey.

“The response from fans was amazing, and now to announce what will be the biggest season yet in FIFA Ultimate Team and introduce innovation in the most popular modes across the game – we can’t wait for people to play.”

Here is a roundup of the new changes.

EA have promised that the Career Mode in FIFA 17 adds a lot more depth to the game.

Clubs now give you objectives which you must try and fulfil, based on the board’s priorities.

These depend on the team, with the categories being domestic success, continental success, brand exposure, financial and youth development.

Promote youth players, return to the top division, expand your club’s brand in Asia, sign world class players – these are just some examples of the objectives you can expect in Career Mode in FIFA 17.

The financial system has also been overhauled.

You’ll now be able to see a detailed breakdown of your income from transfers, loans, match-day revenue, media and merchandising, while your outgoings on player and scout wages, youth facilities, stadium maintenance and travel will also be visible to you in the Finances menu.

Managers are also now brought to life on the touchline, and you will be able to see them roam the technical area.

The Japan J1 League also joins the list of leagues in which you’ll be able to compete in Career Mode.

Elsewhere, if you want a better idea of what the game will contain, a FIFA 17 teaser video has been released by EA Sports, promising new ways to finish in front of goal.

Fronted by Manchester United and France forward Anthony Martial, the video shows the new “driven finish” mechanic, which allows you to keep shots low in any circumstance.

Not only will you be able to drill finesse shots in to the bottom corner and volley downwards, you’ll even be able to place headers towards the ground to wrong-foot the goalkeeper.

There are also more options for quick counter attacks, with threaded through-passes that allow curled outside-of-the-boot kicks to wrong-foot defenders.

How many of these new techniques will be for advanced players only remains to be seen.

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