It is also currently unknown how The Journey will work with only four Premier League managers featuring in the game: Jose Mourinho, Jurgen Klopp, Buy Fifa 17 Coins and Pep Guardiola. What will happen when you play for the other 16 clubs? Will you be talking to random coaches instead of the manager? This would mean that for the best experience, you’ll be encouraged to play for Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City. This is a kick in the teeth for fans affiliated to other teams, especially the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea and the Premier League champions, Leicester City.
What we do know about The Journey is that the story will be affected by your performances on the pitch. If you get sent off, your manager will get a scolding. Score a hat-trick, and you’ll be showered with praise. Your off-pitch experiences won’t be solely cutscenes, as you’ll have dialogue options during Press Events or confrontations with the coaches. But how will these events affect the gameplay? Perhaps you could raise or decrease the morale of your team, or maybe even get yourself demoted to the bench? These consequences seem relatively minuscule to the “revolutionary” feature. Perhaps EA have more up their sleeve, but it currently looks like the majority of The Journey will only serve as glamorized context to your performance on the pitch.