A look at the Physical Play Overhaul in FIFA 17
In the final of four segments focused on gameplay-related improvements to FIFA 17, a new video from EA Sports goes over the work that's been done in terms of physicality. "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."
Pushback Tech innovates in trapping, dribbling, physics, and defending to create true-to-life battles for...
Latest FIFA 17 video takes a look at the Active Intelligence System
EA Sports has released the third in a four-part series of videos going into different aspects of improvements that have been made for FIFA 17. In this edition, which focuses on cover athlete candidate Marco Reus, it's the Active Intelligence System that's is taken a closer look at. "This brand new gameplay mechanic introduces constant spatial analysis, increases activity off the ball, and changes the way players move, read, and react."
FIFA 17 video shows off new options in attack
The latest video for FIFA 17 focuses on the new attacking techniquesÂ that will lead to more opportunities for creating scoring chances. They include driven finishes, downwards headers, driven goal kicks, and threaded through passes.
A new shot mechanic lets players keep the ball low in any situation - finesse, volley, or when simply slotting it home.
Greater control in direction allows players to head th...
A look at the rewrite to set pieces in FIFA 17
Some of the biggest gameplay improvements for FIFA 17 relate to set pieces and that's the focus of the latest video from EA Sports. Included this year are user-controlled throw-ins and fakes, free runs at penalty kicks and free kicks, and a targeting system on free and corner kicks.
FIFA 17 global cover star goes up for vote
Lionel Messi was featured on the cover of the FIFA series four straight years beginning in 2012. For FIFA 17 his position as the global cover star is being replaced and fans will get to choose which of the four candidates get the honor. The winner will be joined another one or two players that'll be dependent on the nation or region.
The voting is now open and runs through July 19. The options are James RodrĂguez (Colombia/Real Madrid), Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea), Anthony Martial (Fra...
The Chemistry problem affecting high value cards in FIFA Ultimate Team will be patched
Last week what was long suspected by some was finally verified. Some of the most sought-after players in FIFA Ultimate Team were not playing up to their ratings given thatÂ the Chemistry boosts were not being applied to them. That meant lower rated and cheaper player cards couldÂ actually be better performers on the pitch.
With a mode that generates hundreds of millions each year for EA Sports that is obviously a massive issue and has called into question the integrity Ultimate Team. We d...
Press Row Podcast: Cash-Fueled Controversies
Two major controversies arose this week and they have raised questions regarding the rights of consumers who purchase video games and spend money on digital items within them.
With MLB The Show 16, developer Sony San Diego banned a relatively large number of player accounts but some people may have found themselves banished unjustly. In FIFAÂ the integrity of Ultimate Team mode has been brought into question, with high-value player cards not having played up to the level at which they wer...
Integrity of FIFA Ultimate Team brought into question with recent discoveries
Ultimate Team in FIFA generates hundreds of millions in digital revenue for Electronic Arts every year. The mode is built on digital purchases of in-game currency that is then spent on player and item cards. That can be unsettling as, unlike most physical products, they can't necessarily be inspected and tested to ensure they function to their described specifications.
This has now become a major issue as aÂ serious flaw has been identified in FIFA's Ultimate TeamÂ that causes the most de...