For the first time ever, the next installment of the FIFA franchise will feature women's national teams.
With the women's World Cup taking place this year in Canada, and the female game growing in popularity all the time, EA Sports have decided to take the move to incorporate women's teams into the game for the first time with FIFA 16.
The game is set for release in September of this year and will feature 12 of the highest ranked national teams in the world: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America.
They brought in some of the biggest names in the women's game to do motion capture and get the physics and movements right, including Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe. Speaking about the announcement, Wambach said "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".
This also seems to be part of a larger campaign from FIFA to grow interest in the women's game, both at grassroots and professional level, in particular with the tournament taking place later this year.
— FIFA Women'sWorldCup (@FIFAWWC) May 25, 2015
Are you looking forward to seeing women in the game for the first time, and will you play as the national teams?