Last week, Game Informer broke the news that FIFA 17 might be featuring EA’s Frostbite engine as the first in a move to transition all of their sports games into the engine. At the time, we reported it as a rumor, thanks to the unconfirmed nature.

As it turns out though, FIFA 17 will be running Frostbite, as confirmed by EA in a press release this morning. Whether or not they’re going to be moving other games to the engine has yet to be confirmed, but it seems like a likely bet, to ensure parity among the games.

Perhaps more important in the press release is the confirmation of a release date. FIFA 17 will launch on September 27 for North America, with a worldwide launch to follow on September 29.

The game will of course also be on display at EA Play next week, with more information to be revealed during EA’s press conference on Sunday, June 12. We’ll be there to bring you coverage of the game, so you can stay tuned for that.

With the news comes a reveal trailer for the game, which you can check out up top. Are you excited to see more of the game at E3? Let us know in the comments.


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