We knew that Marco Reus was on the front cover of FIFA 17, but we didn’t know how he would fare playing the new game.
Ahead of the highly-anticipated September release of the football video game’s newest edition, the Borussia Dortmund star showed up at Gamescom, the world’s largest video game trades fair, to show off his skills and the new gameplay.
EA Sports have introduced plenty of changes to FIFA, but that didn’t seem to bother the experienced FIFA player Reus in-game.
There are a number of new tweaks set to feature in FIFA 17, which Reus trialled publically this week.
Some of these include: set pieces having more options, like changing free kick run-ups and a more controlled ability to aim, plus there’s driven shots and the ability to head the ball low into the ground.
Despite all the changes, Reus had little difficulty and said it’s a “dream” to be on the front cover.
“It’s amazing,” said Reus.
“I’ve played FIFA for a long time and for me it’s a dream. I’m very very proud.”
Reus teamed up with a partner to play as Dortmund, his club in real life, in the first ever two-on-two match on FIFA 17 against Bayern Munich, which he came out victorious 3-2.
The German didn’t score with himself during the match, but instead used Shinji Kagawa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score the goals.
Reus will no doubt be relishing the chance to play plenty more FIFA, with senior producer Nick Channon describing the game as “the biggest FIFA we’ve ever made”.