How Set Piece Feature Has Improved in EA’s Latest Gameplay FIFA 17

Recently, a great progress made by EA to feature the new additional leagues, MEIJI YASUDA J1 League, and La Liga and a new game engine. Now developers have spoken out about how set pieces have changed and the meaning to the game.


The online new gameplay trailer reveals the ability to pick out players when taking set pieces and change the way you run when taking penalties to throw off your opponent. You can also change your run up angles on the ball when taking a penalty kick or free kick to add more spin and ball movements. Players also have the ability to target their own players or an area in the box when taking corner kicks or long free kicks. This allows their teammates to move around as they deliver the ball into the danger zone for more precise headers.The same thing applies to throw-ins, you can move players up and down the pitch and also fake throw to throw off your opponent.


What’s more, previously EA has posted a new interview of FIFA 17′s lead gaemplay producer, Sam Revira, in which he explained further about FIFA 17 set pieces and how they have changed. According to Revira in previous FIFA games the set pieces used the same system, this time about the changes he says so,


“Set pieces in FIFA had used the same system for many years and it was time for a change. We’ve looked at every aspect of set pieces in the game-free kicks, penalties, corners, throw-ins-to give players greater freedom and control in how they take them.”


He made a further that corners in FIFA 17 have changed greatly, as in previous games the players held the kick button longer so that the ball’s impact would be deep. In FIFA 17 the aiming has also been changed, using the left stick allows players to exactly aim where they want the ball to go.


Revira also said that in penalties players can adjust their starting position and can control how they approach the ball. Revira explained that the faster a player approached the ball, the more power will be in the shot, but it could also create a mess. The same goes for the free-kicks:


“It’s very similar for free kicks. You place yourself behind the ball where you want to start your run. Your placement behind the ball will affect the spin. The further back you go, the more power you can get in your shot. You can decide to shoot from the inside or outside of the ball to adjust your shot. As with penalties, the longer you hold, the more power and elevations you get in each shot.”


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