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FIFA 2016 To Feature Women’s National Teams

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.”

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These women’s teams will be available to players when FIFA 2016 launches later this year.

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Nicole Seraphita
Nicole Seraphita
My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.