Luis Suárez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are, unsurprisingly, among the highest-ranked players in FIFA 17, but for the first time in seven years, the latter Barcelona superstar is no longer the pick of the bunch.
Buoyed by a standout performance at this summer’s European Championships, it is Cristiano Ronaldo that has become the MVP of FIFA 17 with a ranking of 94, with the Argentine nipping at his heels with an overall stat value of 93. Between them, Barcelona playermakers Suárez and Neymar, along with German shot-stopper Manuel Neuer, each hold a value of 92. You’ll be able to find the full breakdown over on EA’s official site.
There’s plenty to decipher, too, with cover star Marco Reus checking in with 88 stat value.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 94 (Real Madrid)
2. Lionel Messi – 93 (Barcelona)
3. Neymar – 92 (Barcelona)
4. Luis Suárez – 92 (Barcelona)
5. Manuel Neuer – 92 (Bayern Munich)
6. Gareth Bale – 90 (Real Madrid)
7. Zlatan Ibrahimović – 90 (Manchester United)
8. Jérôme Boateng – 90 (Bayern Munich)
9. Robert Lewandowski – 90 (Bayern Munich)
10. David De Gea – 90 (Manchester United)
Three weeks out from launch, there’s also word of the FIFA 17 demo. It’ll go live Tuesday, September 13 across all platforms, allowing players to dabble with a roster of select teams. No word yet on what the selection will include, but Gamereactor notes that the Gamescom build of the soccer sim featured the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea, Olympique Lyonnais, Paris Saint-Germain, Seattle Sounders, Tigres UANL, FC Bayern Monaco, Gamba Osaka, Inter, and Juventus. Given Reus is the cover star, don’t be too surprised if you find Borussia Dortmund among that lineup, too.
FIFA 17 will usher in a new era for the beautiful game when EA Sports’ soccer sim dribbles onto PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on September 27.