FIFA 16 Game to Include Women’s Football Teams

The next edition of the popular FIFA console game franchise will feature women’s football for the first time ever.

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FIFA 16 will include 12 international all-female teams including England, Brazil, Spain, Germany and Canada.

Until now only men’s teams have featured on the popular EA Sports game, which was first released in 1993.

The first 11 of each of the women’s teams have been facially scanned, including England skipper Steph Houghton, USA all-time leading goalscorer Abby Wambach, and world player of the year Nadine Kessler.

EA Sports used Ms Wambach to record the typical movements of a female footballer, which will influence gameplay.

She said: “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.”

As many of the female players have long hair, the team at EA Sports behind the game said they had to work on getting the physics of hair movement right.

There are some drawbacks, however; male teams will not be able to play female teams, and there will be no female equivalent of the Ultimate Team feature.

In future years the women’s teams of Premier League sides could also be included, if the new addition is a success.

The game will be released in late summer.

Author: Group Features Editor

James is the Group Features Editor for Agenda Daily managing the business, entertainment, lifestyle, technology and travel sections.

After completing a degree in law, he decided that writing was his first love and has been a journalist for over three years working in magazines, TV, radio and online.

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  • Benchmark

    I think we should have junior FIFA too!!!

  • allysanchez1@gmail.com

    Interesting….could this usher in the beginning of male/female football? I hope not, but we’ll see!

  • henry61

    Whatever NEXT??!!