Yesterday, EA Sports announced that the first new features of FIFA 16 were set to launch today via their Twitter account. FIFA 16 was announced as in development back in August 2014 along with FIFA 17. Interestingly, the announcement came amidst arrests at world football governing body FIFA over corruption and mismanagement allegations.
In what may be big news for FIFA enthusiasts, Electronic Arts has today announced it will be introducing female footballers into its FIFA video game series. The game will feature 12 international female teams that include Germany, USA, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy, Mexico. The Women’s National Teams are set to compete exclusively against other Women’s National Teams. This decision is also timely as based on a research by the Internet Advertising Bureau reveals that 52% of the gaming audience is made up of women.
EA Sports applied the same technique as used in the other versions to ensure the photorealistic versions of the players are replicate those of the real players. Last year, Ubisoft, the makers of Assassin’s creed games faced backlash after failing to offer female assassins on what it termed as pressures of production work. Other game publishers such as Silicon Dreams tried the same but failed to capture real movements and actions. EA said on their website that they traveled the world to ensure they were able to get scan faces, heads and record motion capture to ensure players are authentically represented in the game.
The Game is coming in September 2015 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. You can watch the trailer for the game below.