People finally have their hands on the FIFA 17 demo and they're absolutely loving it 5 years ago

People finally have their hands on the FIFA 17 demo and they're absolutely loving it

Like Christmas for children or transfer deadline day for Jim White, there's a section of the population who will get ridiculously excited for a new FIFA demo.

For those people, the biggest day of the year came last night with the release of the demo for FIFA 17.

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Imagine fulfilling any of your responsibilities when EA Sports put this in front of you.

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Even sleep wasn't important for a few people.

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Naturally, with such high demand, anyone wishing to play the game was in for a bit of a wait as it downloaded.

It took so long that some people were even forced to watch real, live football, with humans whose activity they couldn't control.

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But at least Manchester City were kind enough to get their game postponed so fans could play with their table-topping squad on the demo.

As for the game itself, there a still a handful of real-life transfer deals which are yet to filter through.

Now, it's only a demo, and a fuller-featured version of FIFA 17 will follow by the time of the full release at the end of the month, but people are clearly already impressed.

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After playing a version of the game ahead of the demo release, we couldn't help but notice how much smoother it was and how much of a difference the new Frostbite game engine was making.

Oh, and there's a new juiced-up career mode to contend with once the full game drops in Ireland on September 29 - not to mention 'the journey', of course.