Today, EA announced that FIFA 16 will feature 12 Women’s National Teams for the first time in the franchise’s history. 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.
“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,” said David Rutter, VP and GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “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.”
United States Women’s National team members Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe were motion captured at EA Canada to help incorporate new walks, runs, sprints, and horizontal movement into the game.
“I honestly can’t believe all of the science and technology behind the game itself, let alone getting us into the motion capture suits and eventually into the game,” said Abby Wambach, world record holder for International goals scored and forward, United States Women’s National Team. “We’re all excited to see ourselves in the game, but even more excited to see the reaction from all of the fans, including the fans of our team that maybe wouldn’t be expecting something like this from EA SPORTS.”
As the biggest footy fan here at PR, I’m super excited that the ladies have finally arrived in my FIFA. Can’t wait to demolish people online using Alex Morgan. Check out a fresh batch of screenshots and a new video below.