Soccer games in America have taken off and with the upcoming Women’s World Cup happening in Canada this June, Women’s soccer is going to get even more popular. FIFA has announced that in its next installment, it will introduce for the first time, 12 playable Women’s National Teams (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America). EA Games states that not only will the teams have all your favorite female players but FIFA is making sure the game looks authentic. They are using the same technology for motion capture for each player, to get their mannerisms, their style and everything else that makes these players as amazing as they are. I like this move as for FIFA has celebrated both men’s and women’s soccer for many years and it is about time they have female soccer players in their game. FIFA VP David Rutter is quoted as saying
“It’s come about in a bunch of different ways,” says Rutter. “We’ve been chatting about it in the game team for a couple of years now. As you may or may not know, there’s been petitions to have women put into the game, and I’m lucky enough to be the father of two amazing little girls, and both of them play FIFA a lot. They consistently pester me [about] why they can’t play as women.”
As a fan of Women’s International Soccer, I will personally be excited to score goals with Ally Womback and stop goals with Hope Solo as the US National Team. Look for FIFA 16 September 22, 2015 and support your favorite Women’s National Team in the world cup this upcoming June.