We’re only a few days from FIFA 17 release. Have you purchased your copy yet? If not, now might be the best time to do so.
We have kept our eyes on the FIFA franchise year on year and this coming season, FIFA is coming stronger than ever with FIFA 17.FIFA 17 will bring tons of new features to the well-loved sports simulation game, thanks to the all-new game engine, EA Sports Ignite Frostbite. Ed Kilham, technical director of the FIFA series, notes that while the Ignite Frostbite is already being used in a number of EA titles, the new game engine used in FIFA 17 allowed game developers to “push the limits of realism” in player and stadium modelling.
“The move to Frostbite allowed us to develop new features that were not supported by the previous engine including the new cinematic story mode in FIFA 17, The Journey.”
The Journey is an exciting story mode for FIFA 17, which puts the players in the shoes of football prodigy Alex Hunter, as he makes his way to the Premier League. And aside from the new Journey, a ton of new features are also making their way to FIFA 17.FIFA 17 devs have redesigned the gameplay and in-game physical interactions, enhanced active intelligence, and reintroduced the exciting FIFA web app. This year, through the FIFA web app, FIFA 17 players will also be able to join weekly league tournaments and gain access to new ways to build team chemistry.
Select players have already gained access to the FIFA web app earlier this week, where players can build their FIFA team early. While the FIFA web app launched with a slight hitch this week, as Wired reported, already a handful of players are enjoying the early access as of this writing.
According to Community Manager for EA SPORTS FIFA Series Rob Hodson, after working on the invites issues, the final group of accounts have been given access to the FIFA web app last September 23. So, those who were not able to get in will have to have the full game to unlock it.
A final group of accounts can now access the web app. Those not able to get in require the full game (not early access) to unlock it
— Rob Hodson (@RobHodson_) September 23, 2016
If you were not able to squeeze in at the early access to the FIFA web app, then it’s probably high time you get your copy of the game. While only a couple of days elapsed since the release of FIFA 17, different online retailers are throwing in discounts and freebies to lure the FIFA fan to purchase from their portals.
If you plan to pre-order FIFA 17 on the Xbox One right now, you can head over to the Microsoft Store and get FIFA 17 for $59.99. Microsoft is also throwing in a $10 Microsoft Store gift code (available within 10 days after the game’s release) and a free mini soccer ball for who knows what reason.
In addition, getting FIFA 17 on the Xbox One right now is pretty neat since you can stream your FIFA 17 game to any Windows 10 PC if you wish to pickup on your game outside the comforts of your home console.
If you’re getting FIFA 17 on your PC, grab the title from Origin right now and you can get it for a discounted price of $49.39.
If you have a Games Club Unlocked membership, you can also head over to Best Buy to get FIFA 17 for your Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for a discounted price of $47.99.
FIFA 17 is available in standard edition disc, standard edition digital download, deluxe edition disc and download, and super deluxe edition digital download. The FIFA 17 Super Deluxe Edition, in addition to the full game, includes the following:
- Up to 40 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs (2 per week over 20 weeks — worth up to $120)
- 3-match FUT Team of the Week loan player (up to 2 players per week over 20 weeks)
- 8-match FUT loan item of Hazard, Martial, Reus, or Rodriguez
- Custom FUT kits created by designers or FIFA soundtrack artists
FIFA 17 is coming to Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 on September 27, 2016.
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