Originally posted by Oliver James
Revealed at the EA E3 Press Conference was FIFA 17’s all new feature and campaign story called ‘The Journey’. Boasting a single-player campaign, with light RPG elements such as dialogue wheels and branching storylines, The Journey will let you take control of Alex Hunter as he makes his way within the English Premier League.
The story takes its influence from NBA 2K’s annual campaigns, as well as previous EA title Fight Night Champion. The trailer depicts Hunter starting as a working-class kid with a love for football, being signed by one of the Premiership teams, to fighting for his place on the first team whilst potentially being sent out on loan.
More reports are also suggesting that Alex is able to sign for a range of different teams, with different offers from teams and sponsorship deals coming in based on how well he is performing on the pitch.
The Journey is a striking change of pace for the FIFA series, and allows fans to play out many of the tabloid stories and drama we see unfold on the back of Newspapers and Sky Sports every day. Whether this will succeed remains to be seen, but it has definitely peaked the interest of a tired FIFA fan here.
FIFA 17 is set to be released on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on 29 September