EA Sports’ career mode is centered on one player and the source is picked from NBA 2K’s book. At present, we know about the FIFA 17 career mode “The Jouney”, in which gamers play as rising star Alex Hunter as he tries to break into the Premier League and deal with challenges on and off the pitch. The mode is possible with the frostbite engine that you can use it on and off the pitch. You are in charge of your story off the pitch and when you are on the pitch you will need to deliver the right performance to get ahead.
Focusing on Alex Hunter, it’s unclear whether players will create their own star or use a preexisting one. Given the large amount of personalized dialog in the cutscenes it’s hard to see this being like the typical “Be a pro” mode, that is to create your own custom character and play through an entire career with your favorite team with the goal. “Be a pro mode” is likely closer to the “MyCareer” mode which was penned by Spike Lee in NBA 2K16.
Honestly, this looks really good. “Be a pro” modes are where a lot of players spend time, but there’s often almost no storytelling involved. Capturing the drama of Premier League soccer is something that will be really fun to dive into.