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FIFA 17 gets a new engine, launches Sept. 27

Second EA Sports game to take on the Battlefield engine

FIFA 17 is being built within Electronic Arts' Frostbite engine, EA Sports announced today, and the game launches Sept. 27 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Only the current-generation and PC versions of FIFA will feature the Frostbite technology, known more for powering shooters like Star Wars Battlefront and the Battlefield series. It also is used in last year's Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.

FIFA had been powered by Ignite which, while called an engine, was more of a toolkit and a set of best practices shared across multiple games and studios within Electronic Arts' development operations.

Also of note, a news release said FIFA 17 was being made by EA Vancouver; the studio had been called EA Canada.

The announcement arrived with a one-minute teaser trailer (which shows no gameplay) and a promise for a bigger reveal on Sunday, June 12, in Electronic Arts' E3 news conference.

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