FIFA 17 is an association football video game in the FIFA series, released on 27 September 2016 in North America and 29 September 2016 for the rest of the world. This is the first FIFA game in the series to use the Frostbite game engine. On 21 July 2016, it was announced that, after a public vote, Marco Reus would feature on the cover of the game. The demo was released on 13 September 2016. The Play First Trial was released on 22 September 2016 in Microsoft Windows's Origin Access and Xbox One's EA Access. The game has received positive reviews upon release, with gameplay, the Frostbite engine, sound and presentation all criticality acclaimed albeit The Journey receiving a polarized reception. FIFA 17 has been the fastest selling edition of the franchise.
EA Sports announced at E3 2016 that they will have all 20 Premier League managers' likenesses in the game. The new features in FIFA 17 include new attacking techniques, physical player overhaul, active intelligence system and set piece rewrite. EA also announced at gamescom 2016 that Squad Building Challenges and Whole new Tournament will be in FIFA Ultimate Team, even in the old Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
On 23 June 2016, EA Sports announced that the J1 League and J.League Cup will be featured in the game for the first time ever.
On 4 September 2016, EA Sports announced at Brasil Game Show 2016 that 18 Brazilian first division teams will be featured in their respective league (Corinthians and Flamengo, who signed an exclusivity deal with Konami for Pro Evolution Soccer, do not appear), and 5 second division teams will be found in the Rest of World menu.
The game features a new single-player story campaign mode titled The Journey for PS4, Xbox One and Windows where players assume the role of Alex Hunter (played by Adetomiwa Edun), a young footballer trying to make his mark in the Premier League. The player is able to select one of 20 Premier League clubs to play for at the beginning of the season. The player can play in an upfield position, RW, ST, LW and CAM only. The story mode also features a dialogue wheel, similar to the Mass Effect series.
Alex Hunter is a 17-year-old male from Clapham, London. Hunter's grandfather is former English striker Jim Hunter (20 goals in the 1966–67 season). Under his grandfather's guidance, Hunter has decided to play as a footballer in the Premier League.