To me it's a necessity that they do this as this has easily been the worst in any fifa game, it's been nearly game breaking.
High press has always been there since i came back to fifa in 09 but imo it's been at it's most effective in fifa 17. Hell i used to look forward to people who would high press against in like fifa 11 as i would use it against them but you can't do that in FIFA 17 90% of the time.
I don't think they will ton down strength and aggression (i wish they would but it's unlikely) so you will still have your Kante's and Renato Sanches charging around 100mph but i think that if you had quicker players with high ball control, dribbling and passing you would be able to receive and pass the ball quickly and get away from the pressure.
Right now initial ball control is too slow and that extra touch they love making is death against high pressure and then your passes go 5 yards away from your intended target far too often.