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FIFA 17 Overhauls Physical Engagements, Changes Up Set Piece Playbook

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The FIFA 17 details keep rolling in! Today EA released a number of details on the game’s features on their FIFA 17 website, which includes changes to physical engagements the set piece playbook, artificial intelligence, and new attacking techniques.

There’s a lot to digest here. First off, physical play is getting an overhaul to change the way players interact on the pitch. In that area, we’ll see new pushback tech designed to innovate tapping, dribbling, physics, and defense in order to make the battle for the ball a bit more realistic. There will also be new physical interactions, and proximity based shielding.

For set piece, you’ll now be able to customize your run on free kicks to give a bit more variety to the way the ball moves. There will also be a new corner targeting system that will allow for greater precision when when passing to teammates. New penalty kicks allow for more personal penalties and greater control. Finally, use controller throw-ins will allow for better positioning on throws.

FIFA 17 will also feature a brand new artificial intelligence system that introduces “constant spacial analysis”, increasing activity as well as allowing for better movement and reactions from AI controlled players.

A number of new attack options will also be included. Driven finish, threaded through pass, driven goal kicks, and downward headers are all new to FIFA 17.

Of course, this is the summarized version. For the full rundown, you can head over to the FIFA 17 website and check out the articles on Physical Play Overhaul, Set Piece Rewrite, Active Intelligence System, and New Attacking Techniques.

EA has also released a new gameplay trailer for the game, which you can check out up top.

What do you think of the new features this year? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to stay tuned for the latest FIFA news. We’ll be checking out the game at EA Play, so you can expect to hear more then.

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