FIFA 17’s Active Intelligence System means players are smarter, more active off the ball, and they react to better defined space. We worked with Marco Reus, an expert at creating space to understand how he helps his teammates to link up with him. After a while, it becomes second nature. You then also know how to read movements and everything just runs on instinct. In FIFA 17 every player on the pitch has a heightened awareness of space, analyzing surrounding players and the situation to better understand current attacking opportunities and adapt to create space in the future. You’ll notice more activity off the ball from your teammates, you’ll see new run types like fake runs or players dropping deep to support the play; one might show short for the ball while another attacker runs in behind, keeping the defenders on their toes at all times. The Active Intelligence System gives you better options in attack and more time on the ball to create chances.