Well, here’s a first. The trailer for a sports game was the best thing I saw during a major E3 press conference.
Below, if you haven’t seen it, is FIFA 17's debut trailer. It is very interesting if you’re at all into football, sports games or even just experiments in what we expect from well-worn AAA video game series.
There are two reasons why.
First, a new engine! This will be the first time in almost a decade that EA’s flagship sports series will get an all-new engine. Say goodbye to ice-skating running animation, giant shoulders and balloon-face player models, the shift to Frostbite (the same engine that powers Battlefield) is clearly producing much more life-like players. It should also introduce better ball handling, but we’ll wait and see on that. Rival PES’ move to the Fox Engine was a miracle for that ailing series, so I hope shifting to Frostbite can help fix a lot of the issues I’ve had with FIFA over the last few years.