EA has finally released a demo for the highly anticipated FIFA 17 – using EA’s currently go-to Frostbite engine. Available for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 – this demo brings the best of the current generation consoles and PC, while still catering to the old generation crowd with Xbox 360 and PS3.
The demo brings us two game modes: a taste of the new Journey mode, and the Kick Off mode with 12 world class clubs. You get to play in three different stadiums as well, so there’s plenty of variety.
One tiny caveat, the new Journey mode is only available for the current generation consoles and PC. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions also do not use the new Frostbite engine.
The Journey mode is more of a story-inspired mode, but the details are sketchy. The demo is an 8.05 GB download – not that bad for a game, but certainly quite big for a demo.
The FIFA franchise doesn’t like to change a lot of the mechanics that its players are used to for various reasons – but the technology behind the gameplay has been improving steadily. The use of DICE’s Frostbite engine for a FIFA game is a new step for EA, and will hopefully help introduce new gameplay elements to the franchise – rather than just being a graphical upgrade.
FIFA 17 has been available for preorders since June of this year. However, the game comes out later this year on September 27th. The demo is available to download on the respective stores for each console and EA’s Origin on PC.
EA also offers a mobile version – FIFA Mobile – that is already available for Android and iOS, but a Windows 10 Mobile version is in the works and might launch in ‘Autumn 2016’.