EA’s FIFA 17 with a story mode called ‘The Journey’
FIFA, also known as FIFA Football orFIFA Soccer, is a series of association football video games or football simulator, released annually by Electronic Arts under the EA Sports label.
When the series began in late 1993, it was notable for being the first to have an official licence from FIFA, the world governing body of football.
As of FIFA 13, Lionel Messi is the face of the franchise, appearing on the front cover of every game released in the series and in promotional campaigns and advertisements. He replaced Wayne Rooney, who appeared on seven straight covers from FIFA 06 to FIFA 12.
As of 2011, the FIFA franchise has been localised into 18 languages and available in 51 countries.The series has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world, and one of the best-selling video game franchises. Also, FIFA 12 holds the record for the "fastest selling sports game ever" with over 3.2 million games sold and over $186 million generated at retail in its first week of release.
The franchise's latest release is , released on September 22, 2015, in North America, September 24, 2015, in Europe and on October 8, 2015, in Japan and Brazil for multiple gaming systems.
FIFA 17 Story Mode : "The Journey" :
Football fans have always looked forward to the launch of the latest FIFA instalment, in September every year. But the anticipation went off the charts this year, as EA Sports debuted a trailer detailing a new mode - The Journey, for the upcoming FIFA 17. The new mode allows gamers to play as a young rising footballer named Alex Hunter.
The Journey mode will, as the name suggests, trace the journey of Hunter as he climbs the ladder of the football world to gain his spot in the English Premier League. This would involve both his performance on the pitch as well as his actions off the ground, thus giving a "true-to-life experience in the Premier League, EA said.
"It's a cinematic world informed and influenced by real players, personalities, locations, and events that take you places you've never been."
From the trailer itself, one can perceive that it will be an extensive experience based on the lives of football players at the highest level of the game, something every football fan in the world has dreamed of at least once in their lifetime.
The graphics and the worlds look immersive and elements hint at the inclusion of non-footballing events in the mode.
The story had consultants like Harry Kane, Premier League Golden Boot winner from Tottenham Hotspurs and Tom Watt, who was the ghost-writer of David Beckham's book My Side.
Apart from this mode, EA has again reworked the game mechanics which is something apparent from the trailer. And this time around, Lionel Messi is no longer the official face of the game. Instead, youngsters like Eden Hazard, James Rodriguez, Anthony Martial and Marco Reus feature on the cover.
FIFA 17 will be releasing on September 27. Here is the trailer: