FIFA17 is finally Released in UK
Football fans across the British Isles and Europe can finally get their hands on FIFA17.
FIFA 17 went on sale across the US on Tuesday on Xbox One and PS4 and is available from Amazon.com from $59.99. Prime customers can get a discount of 20 per cent. In the UK, the deluxe edition is available for £59.99 on both Xbox One and PS4 from Game while the Xbox 360 deluxe version is slightly cheaper at £57.99. The standard version costs £45.99 on both consoles. There is also a super deluxe package available which costs £79.99. Elsewhere you can buy points packs starting at £6.99 for 750. Game is additionally offering a three-month entertainment package with Now TV when you buy FIFA 17.
Elsewhere, Smyths is selling the game with a 500GB Xbox One S for £249.99. Adding an extra controller and Minecraft takes this to £269.99. A similar deal from John Lewis is available for £249. Tesco Direct is selling the game for £42 for the PS4 and Xbox One version and these pre-orders close at 11pm BST tonight. The pre-order will be sent 1st Class tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, Amazon.co.uk has limited pre-orders available for £41.85.
Highlight features of FIFA 17 include Journey Mode and the ability to better control shots. The Journey is in addition to Ultimate Team. Similar to the game play seen in NBA 2K and MLB, The Journey lets you play as Alex Hunter starting at tryouts and working your way through to your Premier League debut. The main characters in The Journey are all played by motion-captured actors and you can choose different conversation options to influence Hunter’s personality. During standard game play, players can also shield defenders from the ball, for example, and this allows for more physical movement and action on the pitch.
Elsewhere, Ultimate Team has had a number of relatively minor tweaks and additions. It lets gamer players buy packs of players and trade them to create their ultimate team and FIFA 17’s UT adds new features, such as weekly league tournaments, and new ways to build team chemistry.
Ahead of FIFA 17’s game’s release, EA Sports launched the FIFA Ulitmate Team web app last week. This lets players begin putting together their teams online ahead of the game’s release in the UK, but this is only open to people who have a separate EA Sports account, in addition to a PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live account.