FIFA 17 introduces two new ways to play within Ultimate Team, the franchise's most popular mode with Squad Building Challenges and FUT Champions. Squad Building Challenges gives fans the opportunity to test their management skills on console or in the FUT 17 companion app, and earn in-game rewards by fulfilling squad requirements with players from their Club. Once the requirements are met, fans can exchange squads in each challenge to redeem rewards.
"The popularity of Ultimate Team, combined with the global nature of the most popular sports franchise on the planet, makes FIFA 17 a very exciting title for a season of competitive gaming like the one we are announcing today," said Peter Moore, Chief Competition Officer, Electronic Arts. "From qualifying via FUT Champions to competing in the Ultimate Team Championship Series and FIFA Interactive World Cup, we want all players to experience the thrill of competition, and we have a great season ahead for all our fans."
FIFA Ultimate Team Dynamic Live Service means fans can expect content throughout the season, like fresh new kits and items, chances for big in-game rewards, and more reasons to play than ever before. That starts just after launch with Ones to Watch - a new event in FUT 17 featuring some of this summer's most notable transfers as season-long, dynamic items. Attributes of Ones to Watch player items increase if the real-world player is named to the Team of the Week, so FUT fans will want to find players who they expect to make an impact at their new club.
"We know fans of Ultimate Team want more ways to play, more items, more content, and exciting events that deliver big in-game rewards," said Nick Wlodyka, Electronic Arts' Senior Producer of FIFA Ultimate Team. "We are excited to show fans some of the new content, kits, and events in plan that will make this season the biggest yet."
Career Mode innovates the Financial System to reflect the structure of teams around the world by including your Club Worth, and a detailed breakdown of income and expenses. The stakes are higher in FIFA 17 Career Mode because fans are now expected to meet objectives of their board in Total Club Management, a system based on the team's personality which sets expectations in five categories: Domestic Success, Continental Success, Brand Exposure, Financial, Youth Development.
Pro Clubs, meanwhile introduces a new Player Growth System which delivers a comprehensive new way to develop your player by rewarding teamwork and co-operation based on your match rating. The mode also brings a new level of customization to fans' Clubs with 24 kit and crest templates that fans can design into their own identity.