One of my personal favourite modes in a FIFA title is the Pro Clubs online mode, which lets you and 10 other players team up on a side to take on other teams of 2-11 players. In the last two games however, nothing much changed, and it was somewhat frustrating in many ways. Thankfully, EA are listening to the fans, and have some changes in place for this year’s FIFA 17.
“Pro Clubs in FIFA 17 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles introduces a brand new Player Growth system, based upon fan feedback to help deliver a comprehensive new way to develop your player.”
Player Growth has completely changed in FIFA 17. The new system is based upon your overall Match Rating to really focus on teamwork and co-operation, authentically re-creating real world football where teamwork is the most important aspect.
After you have completed a match you’ll receive a Match Rating out of 10. Depending upon which position you play, certain aspects of your Player will level up at different speeds, for example, a striker will grow Shooting more quickly than Defending. Chart your progress and see how your Player has developed. You’ll be able to track how each of the individual attributes are growing at the end of every match, based upon your match ratings.
In addition, you’ll have the option to select from a wider variety of Traits to give a new layer of depth to how your Player grows. Spend Skill Points, that are earned in-game, to equip specific Traits to Physical, Defending, Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Pace, or Goalkeeping. Maybe you want to have a Giant Throw-In Trait or more Pace, it’s up to you to customise your Player. Each Trait comes with a different Skill Point cost, which are earned by playing League or Cup matches, so think wisely before selecting.
Another exciting feature introduced in FIFA 17 is the opportunity to customise Kits and Crests for your Pro Club. Choose from 24 Kit templates available in FIFA 17 and customise them to match your teams personality. You’ll have the option to select Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary colours to really add a layer of flair to your unique strip.
This is fantastic news, meaning friends can customize a team based on a clan, a group, or even the likes of 4-One Gaming FC, who have played together in the past two years, and will hopefully let us add our own logo in the future, similar to GTA, Call of Duty, Battlefield and what not.
FIFA 17 will be available from September 27th, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, as well as last gen and mobile devices. There’s also The Journey game mode which is another neat addition to the popular franchise.