It turns out FIFA’s story experiment was a success – The Journey will return for FIFA 18.
The Journey was a slightly odd, surprisingly good story mode for FIFA 17 that saw players assume the role of Alex Hunter, a rising star footballer who ends up breaking into the first-team of a Premier League club. I played it and thought it was quite good, for a football game story mode.
Last night, EA boss Andrew Wilson said more than 10 million people had played The Journey. While that phrase doesn’t clarify exactly how many people played it for more than a couple of minutes, it’s clear The Journey was popular enough for EA to stick with it for this year’s game.