EA Sports has unveiled the first gameplay trailer for FIFA 17, which will feature a fully-fledged story mode for the first time in the long-running – and seemingly evergreen – soccer series.
News surfaces a mere hour before the publisher’s stages its first EA Play event, and the trailer above confirms that the single-player feature is a new mode in FIFA 17 that allows you to “make your mark on and off the pitch as the Premier League’s next rising star, Alex Hunter. Play at any Premier League club, for authentic managers, and alongside some of the best players on the planet.”
On paper, it reads as a revamped version of FIFA‘s Be a Pro mode, only this time placing you in the shoes of young prodigy, Alex Hunter. You’ll be able to sign up for any club that suits your fancy, going off of today’s reveal trailer, eventually working up through the ranks before breaking through on the world stage. FIFA 17 also marks the first time that the franchise harnesses the Frostbite game engine – one synonymous with DICE and the Battlefield series – and it’ll be fascinating to see how the developer takes to the new engine.
EA Sports previously revealed that FIFA 17 will introduce players to the beautiful game once more when the latest installment in the franchise drops on September 27 in North America, and September 29 across the globe.