FIFA 16 will have better graphics, better gameplay mechanics and more features than FIFA 15, but its biggest highlight is the inclusion of women national teams for the first time in the series’ history.
That’s right, you can now play as women in FIFA, an addition few saw coming. However, only a select few national teams can be selected, including Germany, USA, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy, and Mexico. And in case you are wondering, no, you can’t put women’s teams up against men’s teams, and we don’t know why.
So, what do you think about EA Sports including women in its FIFA 16? Is it a much-needed move or an unnecessary one?
As a lover of football (soccer), I can’t really say women’s soccer interests me, likely because it’s not as broadly broadcasted as the male equivalent. But it’s quite obvious why EA Sports went with the idea -- it wants to reach out to a new, untapped part of the gaming demographic.
Women like sports too, you know. Well, some of the m, at least…
The fact that you can only play as a handful of female national teams in FIFA 16
is an indication that even EA isn’t 100 percent sure the idea would attract a lot of new gamers to the franchise. After all, football is still predominantly a male sport...
Are there any female teams or players you look forward to trying out? Let us know in the comments below.