EA have released a teaser trailer for FIFA 17, built using the same Frostbite Engine that powers games like Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Battlefield 4. This will be the second EA Sports title (after Rory McIlroy PGA Tour) to use the Frostbite Engine, with the Madden, NHL and NBA series coming at a later date.
The minute-long teaser trailer shows off the new cover stars for the FIFA 17 box. The licence EA have been using for Messi expires this year, forcing EA to find some new players to grace the magical box. This time there will be four players on the box: Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, and Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus.
The trailer features a voiceover by football’s very own cartoon villain, Jose Mourinho. This could mark the first time the FIFA series has introduced real managers to the game. We also spotted two scenes showing off the interior of Chelsea’s stadium and Manchester United’s changing room. Perhaps this could be hinting at a better Career Mode which fans have been asking about for years now.
EA have concluded the trailer with Eden Hazard looking at the camera, similar to the World War 1 soldier at the end of the Battlefield 1 trailer. We understand the frustration coming from the bulk of FIFA fans who desperately wanted to see the Premier League’s best midfielder on the box, Mesut Ozil, instead of the poor Eden Hazard. We are hoping EA can justify this ridiculous decision following the game’s release.
FIFA 17 is scheduled to release on September 27th for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game will also be releasing on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but will be using the Ignite Engine instead.