FIFA 17 is expanding further with new teams this year. Electronic Arts confirmed that the rooster will now include Japanese J1 League for the first time.
Most players expected the company to roll out an Israeli or a Turkishteam in FIFA 17. However, they have purchased a completely new team, the J1 league from Japan. A Japanese flavour to the title is extremely new and might bring back some excitement into the long running series. After all, in the past few years, there has been very little changes done to the game. EA has been releasing a new FIFA every year with minor graphical upgrades and gameplay mechanics.
The collection is pretty huge as all the 18 teams which are part of the Japanese J1 League will be added to the FIFA 17 rooster. It includes popular names like Nagoya Grampus, Jubilo Iwata and Sagan Tosu. Everything related to the teams including logos, team kits, squads and other accessories are imported to add authenticity to the title.
EA has always had an advantage over the Konami developed game PES 2017 because they have all the teams and their official licenses. The advantage has just expanded further with the acquisition of the Japanese J1 league. All 18 clubs are now part of FIFA 17 and we expect it to continue in all future versions. Apart from the new teams, a brand new stadium, the Suita City Football stadium also debuts with the latest iteration of the title.
Close to the launch date for FIFA 17, EA has promised that they will be rolling out new leagues, teams and stadiums. The world of FIFA is expanding at a rapid pace with so many new things to look forward to and it is easily one of the cash cows for the company that continue to make a decent profit every year. It has prompted EA to never discontinue any of the sports titles or even postpone it to another year.
FIFA 17 will get launched on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game is also coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles so as to keep last generation gamers happy. It is scheduled for release on September 29th for all these platforms. Newer consoles are getting ready to be launched including the Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Neo.
Once they drop in, we guess the titles will no longer be available on old generation consoles as developers are trying to push 4K resolution out of every game.