EA has made a huge change in FIFA 17 by switching from the Ignite engine to Frostbite. The development team has said this will bring improved night lighting and more realistic player faces with better emotion.
Some leading players have also been performance-captured to bring even better expression to the game, as well as tripling the number of animations. PES transitioned to a new engine in 2016, using the FOX Engine, and it proved a huge improvement, with players looking incredibly realistic. Konami has developed this further in 2017, with better lighting effects, animations and a revamp of stadia.
Konami has confirmed that PES 2017 is launching on September 15 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.
FIFA 17 will follow shortly after on September 27 in North America and September 29 in all other regions.
FIFA 16 lost a couple of league licenses, most notably the Brazilian league. However, EA has always remained king of licenses, naturally, being the official FIFA game.
We still don’t know exactly which teams will be official in PES 2017, except for Arsenal and Atletico Madrid, as these were the two playable at preview. It’s a shame that this continues to be a huge drawback for the series, as some fans can’t quite get to grips with playing matches such as North London vs West Midlands Village.
Both EA and Konami have made significant changes to gameplay this year. EA has focused on four key areas this year: set pieces, AI, physical interplay and attacking techniques.
For set pieces, you can now manipulate exactly how the kicker approaches the ball. Everything from where he stands to take the kick to the run-up and even the camera angle for free kicks has been adjusted. The camera will now stay behind the kicker on direct free-kicks so you can see the exact trajectory of the ball, making those set-piece goals that much sweeter.
For PES, it’s a case of fixing what was broken and polishing what worked in 2016. Goalkeepers have been given a makeover, as they were heavily criticised last year. They now react much better and are capable of making superb double saves, adding to the drama or indeed frustration of a match.
The first touch has also been improved, with players able to react and take the ball away from defenders in much better ways. In-step, out-step, stepovers, chest controls and plenty more ways to bring the ball under control are here and it all looks sublime.
New tactical instructions are available for you to give your team. You can set two attacking and two defending philosophies, including Tiki-taka and Gegenpress – Jurgen Klopp’s favourite – to adapt strategy mid-match to try and beat the opposition.
A big addition is ‘Adaptive AI’, where your opponent will learn and adapt to your tactics, meaning you won’t be able to simply use the same strategy over and over again in pursuit of a win.
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PES 2017 E3 – Official Trailer