One of the big new changes that comes to FIFA 17 is EA’s adoption of the Battlefield series’ Frostbite engine to bring a new level of physics-based gameplay to the pitch. While the Ignite engine that was initially implemented in FIFA 14 had upped the pace and fluidity of the action on the pitch, Frostbite will bring far more.
With the new Journey game mode (which we’ll talk more about later), you’ll be spending a lot more time off the pitch in FIFA 17’s new story mode. Frostbite makes the most of this and adds a ton of extra detail into dressing rooms, stadiums, and offices. Of course, most of the fun to be had comes when controlling your players on the pitch, and Frostbite makes FIFA 17 more realistic than before with authentic, true-to-life action, in the form of emotion and personalities from players. It’s also used to help power the new active intelligence system and set-piece plays too, but more on that shortly.