FIFA 16 just released and EA Sports has already started working on FIFA 17 since FIFA is yearly game release and it needs to add lots of new features within this time frame.
Last year EA revealed there strategy of working on the development of FIFA game series. EA Sports’ own chief operating officer Peter Moore revealed undetermined amount of employees already start working on next series of the game when the new FIFA game just got released.
There are two phases to development,” he said. “There’s the core game itself. We have several hundred people working on that and it’s a staggered development process, so there are already people working on FIFA 16.
“I think some people have the misconception that you finish the game and the entire team goes off for two weeks before starting on the next game, which isn’t how it works.”
“You have parallel development that goes on where you have frontrunners that are thinking about what FIFA 16 is and in some instances FIFA 17 because there are development and engineering and tech decisions that need to be made.”
Last year Moore also revealed that ‘on some levels’ there were design choices for FIFA 17 being considered, indicating FIFA 17 has been in development alongwith FIFA 16. This makes sense when considering figh fan expectations and FIFA has yearly release cycle.
Source – VideoGamer