"FIFA 17's" Michael Mueller-Moehring, the person behind ESP's player ratings, revealed how the rating system works. He confirmed that the ratings are based entirely on the opinions of people instead of some data. Mueller-Moehring further noted that with the FIFA series' staggering 700 clubs of 18,000 players, it is still unlikely to rate all the players accurately.
"FIFA 17" is now available. But issues about the players' ratings of the hit soccer video game franchise from EA Sports have also become phenomenal. While the ratings are supposed to determine the top world players, reports suggest that it does not necessarily mean that a particular player is indeed on top.
Given also the fact that the FIFA series has a large number of players, the ratings of several players could be based on guesswork alone. Mueller-Moehring also said that since new players are being signed in by clubs all over the world, keeping track of each player would be difficult.
"FIFA 17's" rating manager further stated that the comparison of an unknown player to someone like Lionel Messi for his character, intelligence and skills will also be difficult. With that, a little guesswork is done with some inputs from his "people," who reportedly compose the 9,000-member network called data reviewers. These people give feedback on players via the secure website of EA Sports.
Meanwhile, "FIFA 17" will be released on two separate dates. On Sept. 27, North American players may get their hands on the soccer video game, while on Sept. 29, the rest of the world may finally get to play the popular game.
"FIFA 17" official ambassadors are reported to include Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Marco Reus of Borussia Dormund, James Rodriguez of Real Madrid and Anthony Martial of Manchester United. Following a worldwide vote conducted by EA, Marco Reus led the poll, which means he will be seen on the game's mainstream editions, with an attacking midfielder striking a mid-action pose.
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