FIFA 16 features Female Football players For The First Time

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For the first time Electronic Arts' football/soccer franchise FIFA is including female footballers. The sports title will allow players to choose from 12 international teams (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the united States of America) when the new instalment, FIFA 16, lands on September 22. Just as their male equivalent, the women in the game will look and move, like they do on the pitch when representing their nation.

For each team, the initial 11, along with chosen reserves have been facially scanned using the same method applied to the men's game, so photo realistic variants of world player of the year Nadine Kessler, United States all-time leading scorer Abby Wambach, and England skipper Steph Houghton all are definite to feature.

Wambach also spent some time providing feminine-specific motion capture at developer EA Sports' Vancouver HQ, along with a couple of her American squad members sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.

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Fifa 16 for sure isn't the first football game to feature woman footballers. In 2000, UK studio Silicon Dreams featured women's football in it's Mia Hamm 64 Soccer and UEFA Dream Soccer titles, although both titles reviewed poorly at the time.

In The Guardian interview, series vice-president and general manager David Rutter claims that his unit has been at work to surmount the technical challenges of featuring females in it's football title for a long period.

Two years ago, Rutter told Kotaku that female teams was an idea the studio had thought about. It's natural to wonder, then, whether the procedure of including them was speeded up by last June's backlash against Assassin's Creed: Unity, which saw publisher Ubisoft rebuked for it's unsupportive attitude for the opportunity to create a female protagonist in their co-op mode due to extra work. Rutter takes a firm stance that this is not the cause.

Instead, he claims, three years into this period of consoles, the unit finally has adequate knowledge of PS4 and Xbox One's development systems to revise critical elements of the match engine for women players.

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The fundamental gameplay remains indistinguishable to the men's game, although attributes and traits are scaled to other players of the same sex. You will be able to use 80-rated players in the female teams but they're in no way identical to an 80-rated player in the men's league, explained Rutter.  The cologne team (which manages all player data) has been through a lot of women's matches over the last year or so, assembling information and their sentiment on the players, in order to produce these ratings.

This means that for now there'll be no option to pit male players against their female counterparts in matches (as in real life, the sport itself doesn't allow it, but Rutter said if this rule changed then they would consider making it a possibility.) The woman's teams can be used in friendlies both online and offline, in addition to be a bespoke offline tournament mode.

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The studio did consider making an all-female Ultimate Team as well as featuring the female teams from football clubs such as Manchester City, but felt it was too much of a reach in this initiative season.

FIFA 16 is hitting the back of the net on multiple platforms in September 2015.


21 comments:

  1. Oh wow, nice. I haven't purchased a FIFA game since FIFA 11, but this just might convince me to buy FIFA 16.

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  2. I'm not trying to undermine women's football at all but I really hope this isn't the biggest change to FIFA 16

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  3. Finally I won't get bored of football anymore...

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  4. Finally! YES! Well done, EA! I never thought I would say those words but there you go.

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  5. I'd rather them focus on other things, face capture from more players, physics, animations, etc.
    I don't see myself playing with female teams. Good For PR though.

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  6. So you can't have a male team verse a female team because it's trying to 'keep it real'. Then how on earth does EA explain Real Madrid versus Real Madrid in an online game?

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  7. I'm a big FIFA player and pretty open minded, yet I don't see myself playing this game mode other than once or twice. Now consider the sheer number of sexist idiots that play FIFA...

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  8. It's a pity the women's club teams are not gonna be represented in Fifa 16...as Liverpool's womens team are pretty good

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  9. Side note..EA needs a new engine, FIFA has looked the same for 4 years

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  10. I appreciate that they have added the female teams, long time overdue.

    However I get the feeling that this is literally all they are adding for 2016, the game looks identical, graphics look no different.

    It's basically going to be 2015 but with female squads and if that's the case you can count me out because 2015 is the worst one in recent years.

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  11. This, coming from the same EA that said they would never add women into the existing product because that felt like an afterthought. Either way, happy to see it finally.

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  12. I always pick female characters in fighting games but dang, I'll still probably never care for a Fifa title. Cool that females are getting rep tho.

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  13. Well, atleast one part of FIFA is doing something decent, but not much effort seems to have been put into it.

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  14. I'm a pretty casual soccer fan with EA Access. I pretty much had decided to wait until FIFA 16 hit the Vault, but this makes it a day one purchase. I do wish it had all the teams for the World Cup, though.

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  15. Awesome! Shame there isn't a Women's World Cup mode and you can't play against the men's team in custom matches. But it's a good start.

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  16. What I'm worried about - also having been playing PES and FIFA since the PS1 era is, for one, the visuals which haven't improved at all and looks rough. And as said, that they lead with this Women Teams feature, when they have a somewhat broken game. They need to fix the problems of FIFA 15 first and foremost. And then adding some compelling features which adds to the gameplay.

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