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EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17 Is Out Today – Start Your Journey!

29 September 2016

Here's your chance to play for the Reds!

The eagerly anticipated all new EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17 has finally arrived and you can start your journey playing as Barnsley FC today! It is available now for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One® videogame and entertainment system, and PC.
 
Powered by Frostbite, FIFA 17 transforms the way you play, compete and emotionally connect with the game. It immerses you in authentic football experiences by leveraging the sophistication of a new game engine, while introducing you to football players full of depth and emotion, and taking you to brand new worlds accessible only in the game. 
 
For the first time ever in the FIFA franchise, the game features an all-new game mode powered by Frostbite called The Journey, where 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. Watch The Journey trainer here.
 
FIFA 17 is an Official Licensed Product of the EFL, giving fans the chance to choose to play as any team in the Sky Bet EFL. It also means it is the only football action game that features actual EFL teams and their official kits to make the experience for you as realistic as possible. EA Sports have also made EFL club-branded sleeves and other assets available for download. 
 
Real-world fixtures for the Sky Bet EFL and upcoming clashes of your favourite club will enable you to play right along with the beats of the season.  
 
Complete innovation in the way players think and move, physically interact with opponents, and execute in attack putting fans in control of every moment on the pitch. Thousands of new animations and a focus on technology enable FIFA 17 to deliver true-to-life action, balanced gameplay, and excitement in attack. Four pillars of gameplay combine to put complete control in fans hands by introducing new game mechanics. 
 
“Fans want control; they want authenticity; and they want a balanced and exciting game that delivers moments where they jump out of their seat and make their friends watch the replay,” said Aaron McHardy, Producer. “We took the opportunity of introducing a new engine to look at everything we could do to deliver those moments - we ended up identifying four big areas where we could introduce a level of control we were never able to achieve before.”
 
What’s new?

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. 


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