FIFA 17 Legends: Not on PS4?

With the FIFA 17 release date set for this Autumn, there is again going to be a heated debate on whether Legends will be on FIFA 17 for PS4.

Right now, the contract is still with Microsoft as an Xbox exclusive and rumors online suggest that this is only going to come to an end in 2017 – which means that Legends may not be on PS4 until FIFA 18 at the earliest.

With E3 2016 coming up though, EA are set to confirm this for fans one way or another. Should there be a big argument though to suggest that it’s time for EA to put Legends on PS4 for FIFA 17?

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The general consensus socially is that there are more players playing FIFA 16 on PS4 compared to Xbox One despite Legends being exclusive.

However without any hard numbers to back this up, this argument is moot and another potential advantage on playing on Xbox is that transfer market prices are generally cheaper than PlayStation.

Put it this way PlayStation owners, if EA announce at E3 this Summer that Legends is exclusive again – will you be upset, or are you used to it by now?

Sony will need a lot of money to change the deal over to PlayStation, but should the social popularity factor from those who say people play FIFA 16 more on PS4 matter?

FIFA 17 players

The 13 players due a stats upgrade in FIFA 17

X FIFA 17 players

Here are 13 players the virtual FIFA world didn’t see coming, and will surely get a major stat boost in FIFA 17.

Gianluigi Donnarumma
On October 25, 2015, Donnarumma became the youngest goalkeeper ever to play in Serie A, helping AC Milan to a 2–1 win over Sassuolo at just 16 years old. Since then, he’s established himself as Milan’s first-choice keeper, drawing praise from his team-mates, coaches and even legendary Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff for his consistent performances.

Like many young ‘keepers, he’s an excellent shot-stopper, but Donnarumma is a commanding presence around his box, standing 1.90m tall and organising his defence with composure far beyond his years.

Eric Dier
Dier has impressed since his move to Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, and surely after this season he’s worthy of a higher rating than 74 overall. Not only has he been a solid presence in a Spurs side that has impressed, with the team in contention for a first league title in more than 50 years, he’s also shown that he’s an extremely versatile footballer, featuring in central midfield as well as all across the back four. He’s even forced his way into the England squad, scoring the winner against Germany just weeks ago.

Along with the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele, Dier is one of many Spurs players who deserve a stats upgrade next season.

Héctor Bellerín
Bellerín has been a bit of a revelation this season for Arsenal in the Premier League – although we knew he was lightning-fast and he clearly had potential, few expected him to settle into the first team so quickly. Indeed, the fact that Arsenal kept hold of experienced French international Mathieu Debuchy speaks volumes as to what they had expected of Bellerín. Even his pace is underrated in FIFA 16, and his passing and physical stats are lower than they ought to be as well. Expect Bellerín to be one of the leading young full-back talents in next year’s game.

Joshua Kimmich
Kimmich was a personal request on behalf of Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich, apparently, and the young midfielder has started to show his class for the Bundesliga champions. Guardiola has a talent for spotting midfield talent after all, and Kimmich’s calmness on the ball and pinpoint distribution is reminiscent of Barca legend Xavi Hernandez. First-XI opportunities are not easy to come by at Bayern, but Kimmich has looked the part when he’s been on the pitch – showing quality far beyond his 70 overall rating, with his passing especially due an increase.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek
There’s been a silver lining to Chelsea’s disappointing season in the Premier League, and it comes in the shape of Ruben Loftus-Cheek. With the club’s star players failing to deliver week after week, former manager Jose Mourinho and present (temporary) manager Guus Hiddink turned to academy prospect Loftus-Cheek for some inspiration, and he’s delivered some powerful performances in midfield for The Blues, even scoring a couple of goals in the process.

He’s an imposing presence in the middle of the pitch; big and strong but with deceptively good touch. Only a few stars have shined more brightly in the Premier League this season, and his 63 overall rating is due a considerable boost.

Dele Alli
When Alli joined Spurs from MK Dons, a team in England’s second tier, he was viewed as a good bit of business – a relatively affordable transfer fee for a player who could become useful in the future. However, if anyone saw Alli establishing himself as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the country, and a dead cert for an England Euro 2016 squad place, they certainly didn’t shout about it.

Alli’s game is hugely reminiscent of the young Steven Gerrard at Liverpool – he’s strong in the tackle, and seems to be everywhere on the pitch at once, all while spraying passes between his team-mates and popping up to score crucial goals. His 67 overall rating in FIFA 16 is just flat-out wrong, and he’s due a massive upgrade in FIFA 17.

Julian Weigl
The young German was a hot prospect last year, when 1860 Munich made him the youngest captain in the club’s history. After a few off-field misdemeanours, Weigl found his way to Borussia Dortmund and has been a mainstay of the first team, competing with quality midfielders like İlkay Gündoğan, Nuri Şahin and Sven Bender for a starting spot at one of Europe’s best clubs. Weigl controls play in midfield, showing football intelligence and ability far beyond his 20 years, and his 67 overall rating will get a huge boost in FIFA 17, as will his 79 potential.

Leroy Sané
Schalke 04 is a hotbed of German talent, and in Leroy Sané they undoubtedly have a player on the cusp of stardom. After breaking into the first team last season, Sané has been at his explosive best in 2015/16, terrorising defences and smashing in goals with his magical left foot. Want proof of his prodigious talent? Check out his Champions League debut against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, where Sané put Los Merengues to the sword, scoring one and setting up another in a 4–3 Schalke victory. In light of that performance alone, his passing, shooting and dribbling will be vastly improved in FIFA 17.

Riyad Mahrez
This piece could include at least half of Leicester City’s squad, such has been the meteoric rise of a team who’ve never won the English league title in any era and who were staring at relegation at the end of the 2014–15 season. The likes of Jamie Vardy, Danny Drinkwater, Christian Fuchs, N’Golo Kante and Kaspar Schmeichel are all worthy of a stat increase next season. But undoubtedly, Mahrez has been the star of the Premier League this season, scoring crucial goals in key games for the Foxes, and giving defenders nightmares with his silky dribbling. EA got his pace and dribbling close, but his passing and shooting will get a hefty bump in FIFA 17. Want proof? His original overall rating was 73. His latest in-form Ultimate Team card? 82 overall.

Federico Bernardeschi
Fiorentina are a storied football club, desperate for a return to the glory days of Roberto Baggio and Gabriel Batistuta, and Federico Bernardeschi might be the man to bring trophies back to Florence. After some injury struggles, Bernardeschi’s game has come on hugely this season for La Viola, and whilst he’s developed his attacking instinct and positioning, he’s still capable of moments of sheer brilliance from range and free kicks. Although his overall may only see a slight increase, we’re fully expecting to see his potential skyrocket into the 80s.

Marcus Rashford
Perhaps the standout surprise of the Premier League season, Marcus Rashford is this year’s good-news story for Manchester United, who’ve endured another season to forget under Louis Van Gaal. Rashford was a late addition to United’s squad against FC Midtjylland, and only ended up playing because of an injury to Anthony Martial, but he grabbed the opportunity, scoring twice in a 5–1 win. He followed that up with two goals against Arsenal just three days later, and then scored the only goal of the game to sink Manchester City in the local derby. Not bad for an 18-year-old who doesn’t even have a FIFA player card.

Kingsley Coman
Kingsley Coman is only 19 years old, but he already boasts a football CV that includes Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich, and it was at the latter where he’s discovered the prodigious talent that attracted those clubs in the first place. Injuries to star forwards Arjen Robben and Franck Ribéry opened the door for Coman, and he’s been very impressive since, cementing his place in Pep Guardiola’s first team plans and earning himself a call-up to the France national squad. Although FIFA has him pegged as a future star in terms of potential, his 69 overall rating doesn’t justify his quality this season.

Alex Iwobi
Iwobi had only played a few games as a substitute for Arsenal before he was given his first start – and starts don’t get bigger than a Champions League debut against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, where Iwobi was a bright spark in a 3–1 loss. Since then, he’s established himself as an important part of Arsenal’s attacking options, building a great understanding with Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck, and scoring twice in two games since.

It’s another case of a talented youngster making a huge leap before anyone saw it coming, and that 55 overall rating looks pretty silly in hindsight.

FIFA 17 Wishlist

FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Wishlist

I believe FIFA 16 has been a great game, but lots of new features can be added to the game to make it more authentic and real. Here we are sharing FIFA 17 features wishlist.

FIFA 17 Wishlist

Keep the Player Growth Authentic:
Developers can make the growth of the player more balanced. What I mean to say is player can grow physically, their appearance display their genuine growth till the age of 25 and sometimes it can be longer. But youth players, in fact all players don’t grow physically in the game. This requires a master touch of developers, and as the players grow physically, their strength should decline slowly. There should not be huge mental statistics for players especially for players who have bad physics. Besides, regens should be given four star skills.

Twist Kits:
To make the game little more interesting and to give it a new look, EA can provide an option to tweak kits every year on loading of every season, this will give a feel of something new. I am saying to change the complete kit of the team, but for instance, if you are playing as arsenal, you don’t change the entire kit into purple or something, but a new design like stripes or anything can be added would be great. This option can be available on every new season on career mode. Or they can provide an option of kit combination where players can choose different color shots. For example, Juventus can use black or white shorts in their home kit.

Reserves Team:
To bring a little more excitement into the game with extra teams. We all love to play from the big team side, and FIFA has done a great job in introducing such champion teams, they have featured almost all the best teams of football, but they have left several small teams. Sometimes it feels good to play from the small team side against a champion. It bestows a different challenging feeling. EA can add new reserves teams in FIFA 17 for extra enthusiasm. This will be unique attribution and will provide more challenging opportunities.

Extra Swedish Leagues:
Football and Sweden has a great combination, and that would be great if EA could include more Swedish leagues with stadium customize options. A league match gives a complete different experience full of energy. Thus adding more of that won’t harm anybody; in fact it would be an advantage in the game as it will enhance the entertainment package.

Customize Nets:
This is something several fans are looking for years. If we talk about the FIFA 16, there I’ve seen the nets are hardly sufficient. EA Sports can provide an option to change the color and pattern of the nets players are playing with and the other thing is they have provided an option of tightness and looseness of the nets, for what purpose? , it doesn’t work anyway. Instead they can provide a tighter net the way as it was in FIFA 2014 world cup. If we’ll see the same in 2015 and 2016 game, the nets are so saggy.

Authentic Managers:
I just love FIFA! There is no doubt it is an amazing game, but it requires a lot of improvisation on several parts and one of that part is manager’s authenticity. Every year the game improved a lot, and for FIFA 17 fans would love to see actual managers in the game not those old bald men roaming here and there on the touchline like ghosts. Managers are the important part of the game, and they have significant role to play. So instead of those generic dudes, EA can include professional managers.

Enhanced Crowd Animation:
Let’s make the crowd more lively and curious. It would be amazing and funny to see the crowd walking out of stadium if their team is losing with big difference like 4-0. Crowd can be full of enthusiasm, they can add sound energetically on every goal and they react and sound negatively on every missing goal kick.

Include Dinamo Zagreb:
Many fans believe it is the time to add Dinamo Zagreb into the FIFA game now as they have qualified for tournaments like champions league and some awesome players as well. Besides, they also win their league every time. FIFA can consider them to add in the next version. It is little awkward that FIFA has not added them in FIFA 16, but they can be included in FIFA 17.

Additional Leagues:
Fans were expecting numerous other leagues in FIFA 16, but as they are missing in FIFA 16, now hope is to FIFA 17. They can add the Greek, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian, Serbian, Czech, Finland and Bulgarian leagues. Besides all such, Brazil Champions league and Europe league is also needed. EA can include other legends and all the South American leagues like the Ecuadorian, Uruguayan, Bolivian, Venezuelan leagues. Their inclusion is significant in order to create copa libertadores, they need to put their attention on Latin America with one eye on Europe. There are numerous hardcore soccer fans in North America as well, if they include their teams in next version, the game will become superior than it is now.

Online Career Mode:
EA can bring online career mode in FIFA 17 now; 2-4 players’ option would be great for the beginning of online mode. Fighting for titles and transfers fills with different energy. This will enhance the credibility of the game and its entertainment level will multiply with enthusiasm since this will let players to challenge players online. This would be an amazing characteristic to introduce in FIFA 17.