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The upcoming FIFA 17 is not just the most graphic-rich football game made for the console, PC and smartphone platforms, but it also offers some new features. The game was first showcased at the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) gaming event in Los Angeles in June, and ever since, EA Sports has released trailers showcasing the new features which will lift the entire experience of playing a FIFA game to newer heights.

The game will be released in September on Microsoft Xbox One, Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. In case you cannot wait, the game is up for pre-order on Amazon.in for 3,999.

New attacking technique

One of the highlights of FIFA 17 is the new approach to attacking and finishing. The game allows players greater control over the ball while attacking. The driven finish mechanics will help players keep the ball low in any situation. This will come in handy when players want to go for a low hard shot aimed at the bottom corner of the goal post. This will prevent balls from flying high if players apply too much power. This will also help players head the ball down during corners.

Set Piece rewrite

Developed with the assistance of Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, this feature provides more options during gameplay. It allows users to be more creative and improve their chances of scoring goals. For instance, during a free kick or penalty, players can approach the shot in multiple ways and from various angles. Players can step back and control their run-up to the free kicks or penalties to deceive the goalkeeper. Taking shots from different angles and changing the length of the run-up will affect the spin and the movement of the ball. It will also add a marking option in the game to help players convert looping passes during free kicks into goals.

Active Intelligence System

This feature makes players a lot smarter, especially when it comes to understanding attacking opportunities. Developed with the help of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus, players in FIFA 17 will automatically move to spaces where they are in a better position to convert passes into goals. This was a key issue in FIFA 16, where players were often not ready or in a position to take passes.

Physical Play overhaul

Developed with insights from Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, Physical Play allows players to handle physical tackles in a better manner. Instead of shoving or sliding, the players now have access to a physical play button which can be used anytime to use the players’ body to shield the ball, or receive it in a protected position, or push players from the opponent’s team backwards during a corner. This feature is powered by pushback tech developed by EA Sports.

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