FIFA 16 to feature Women’s National Teams

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FIFA 16 to feature Women’s National Teams

Electronic Arts today announced that, for the first time in franchise history, FIFA 16 will feature 12 Women’s National Teams. 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. To see Women’s National Teams in the game, visit the official website or view the trailer below.

FIFA 16 launches on September 24 in Australia and September 25, 2015 in New Zealand.

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  • You know what, this is great to see. I’ll never play this game, but the mere fact that this is happening is simply superb. I know that EA get a lot of shit for being EA – two time ‘Most Evil Company in America’ winner! – but they do put out some higher quality games. No matter what peoples opinions are on sports games, you can’t deny that they do do a good job of updating their games each year. This is a signifcant update and I hope it translates to other codes too.

    • Dave C Haldane

      I agree. I’ve played a few football games but never really noticed that there weren’t any female players. Now that I think about it it’s a big glaring hole in sports games and I’m surprised this hasn’t happened earlier.

      I guess, with the majority of their market being male, they have to focus on the teams their audience most associates with. Then again their audience will continue to be male dominated if they continue to just focus on male teams.

      Anyway… long story short I think this is fantastic. Glad they made the move and glad they went and did it 100% properly

      • Sure, the majority of the audience is male, but by pandering to a predominantly male audience means that they are neglecting a potentially bigger audience in female players. I understand the business sense to say ‘well, our majority audience is males so we’ll specifically target them’, but it’s a fact that goes to show that companies only ever think of what is currently working, rather than reading the trends and trying to broaden their audience by including females.
        Games are almost at a level where there are just as many female players as there are male players and it’s nice to see the industry takes steps to recognise this.

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