For the first time in the franchises history, EA Sport’s upcoming FIFA 2016 will feature women’s teams drawn from nations such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America. Each team will feature some of the the best female players in the game, who gamers will then be able to pit against one another in both online and offline play, though they will only be able to be played against other women’s teams.
“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.”
To make sure each female player in game moved and reacted as realistically as possible, EA even brought in Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe of the American Women’s National Team to do motion capture work for the new game. With new technology such as 360 degree body scanning and mobile head scanning, there input was then used to allow their in game counter parts to display realistic facial expressions, body movement, and even hair styles.
“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.”
These women’s teams will be available to players when FIFA 2016 launches later this year.
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