This week sees the release of what’s likely to become one of 2016’s biggest sellers – EA’s annual update of FIFA. It’s all change for the franchise this year, with the current-gen and PC versions moving over to the Frostbite engine and a new, blatantly NBA 2K16 inspired, single player story mode.
As usual, the supermarkets have commenced a price war. Morrisons appears to be the cheapest – £38 on all formats until Sunday. According to Smyths’ Twitter feed, the toy shop chain is selling PS4 500GB FIFA 17 bundles for £150 during tonight’s midnight opening. How many they’ll have in stock is a mystery, however. We’d wager just two or three bundles per store.
Reviews for FIFA 17 went live earlier this week. “Not the transformative experience offered by this year’s PES, but still unmatched in the genre for atmosphere, licenses, and finer details” said GamesRadar before handing out 4.5/5.
The Metro also thought that it isn’t up to the standard of this year’s PES, but went for a far lower score – 7/10. “The match gameplay is often mediocre, with poor passing and a lack of responsiveness. Pace is now too fast and shielding the ball too easy” read their list of complaints.
Backed by a steady string of almost perfect review scores, Forza Horizon 3 also looks set to become a strong seller this autumn. We have a feeling that it’s going to end up being the highest scoring Xbox One-exclusive this year too, bettering ReCore, Gears of War 4 and Dead Rising 4.