In an announcement that was well overdue, Electronic Arts have confirmed that their release of EA Sports FIFA 16 will feature twelve women’s national teams when the game launches on September 24.
Women’s National Teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America will all represent their respective federations in several FIFA 16 game modes including Kick Off, an Offline Tournament, as well as Online* Friendly Matches.
Granted I am not too savvy when it comes to anything with relation to Soccer, but this will hopefully serve as a stepping stone towards allowing Electronic Arts to accurately portray the sport as it is played around the world – by both males and females.
David Rutter | VP and GM, EA SPORTS FIFA
Bringing some of the best women’s players and teams in the world to our franchise is a massive event for EA SPORTS, and we are equally excited about bringing millions of fans a new way to play. We’re making sure fans get an authentic experience when playing with Women’s National Teams thanks to our innovative player capture and reference tools, as well as the sophisticated gameplay platform which we will continue to innovate on in FIFA 16.
Kyah Simon | Vice Captain of the Westfield Matildas
The entire Westfield Matildas team are honoured and excited about this exposure for the game, especially at a time when women’s football is exploding in popularity. For Australia to be included as one of the 12 Women’s National Teams in FIFA 16 – is another massive platform to showcase just how far women’s football has come. I am a huge fan of the FIFA videogame franchise and think this move will have such a positive impact on the sport.