FIFA VS PES has always been a popular debate topic amongst gamers. It hasn’t been much of a competitive battle between the two, as EA Sport’s FIFA has always outmatched Konami’s PES both in gameplay quality and sales substantially in previous years. FIFA has held a firm ground, been recognized globally while PES has struggled to catch up and gain a firm footing. However, last year’s PES release saw a drastic improvement which saw Konami’s franchise steadily gaining ground over the course of time, and this year’s PES 17 will be bigger and better than ever and is expected to be on par with FIFA 17.

Powered by Frostbite this time around, FIFA 17 is said to deliver fans the most comprehensive football experience in the virtual landscape. Introducing an even better gameplay than its predecessors, new innovative modes and featuring managers on the touchline, FIFA 17 brings a brand new experience both on and off the pitch for fans. Stars of the game in the real world have also been performance-captured to enhance their expressions in game, and also the game animations have been tripled. Improved features of the game include, new technique and improved visuals when player’s take free kicks and corners, AL physical interplay and better attacking techniques. The improved AL movement will see players creating spaces, instead of just running forward towards goal they’ll be running out wide causing defenders to get out of position. Additionally, new modes of the game include a new story mode called ‘The Journey’, and a completely new manager mode including a number of added features.

On the other hand, Konami’s PES which switched to FOX Engine last year, promises a whole new dynamics to the game with this year’s scheduled release of PES 17. Along with striking crucial official partnership with football’s greatest clubs such as Barcelona, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, this year’s edition features incredibly realistic looking players, better lightning effects, animations and a whole new re-model. Changes to the game also include a comparatively slower and a much more technical edge than last year’s edition. Changes to the gameplay features include an overhaul in the sector.Goalkeepers will now have improved reflexes and ball handling, and will also be able to make crucial double saves adding to the intensity and heat of the game. The game will also have tactics and mentality features to experiment with your team. Players will be able to use an array of strategies including the much famous Giegenpress and Tiki-Taka.

FIFA 17 does have an edge on PES 17 already, since it’s officially licensed and has access to a myriad of leagues’ rights. However, this year around gamers will be looking beyond a single miniscule edge, and surprisingly PES 17 has had a better first impression. However we won’t know for sure until both the games are released later this year. Whether Frostbite proves to be fundamental in FIFA 17’s triumph over PES 17, or do we get an unexpected winner for the first time? It will be a close call undoubtedly. Do you think PES will surpass FIFA this year? Or will FIFA come out on top dominating once again? Let us know your thoughts and views by commenting in the comments section below.

Konami has confirmed that PES 2017 is launching on September 15 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC