Women Teams To Feature In FIFA 16 For The Very First Time

It's been a long time coming!

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At long last, EA Sports, the developer behind the FIFA game franchise will feature international women's teams

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That's correct, ladies. You'll be able to kick ass in FIFA with some of your favourite footballers.

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A total of 12 international women teams will be included in the game, which is slated for a September release

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The game which is due for release from 22 September 2015 onwards, will feature the women’s national squads of Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America.

The timely release was to coincide with the women's World Cup which kicks off in June. The competition will be held in Canada.

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Until now only men's teams have featured on the popular EA Sports game which was first released in 1993. The addition of women teams will be a step towards raising the women's game, according to USA team captain Alex Morgan.

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"To be one of the first female players included in the game is something we'll always be able to look back on and be proud of. Hopefully it will help raise the profile of the women's game even further."

To recreate typical movements of female footballers, FIFA 16 designers used four top players from the USA team to record lifelike movements

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Development was supported by a motion capture session at EA Canada with four top players from United States Women’s Team: Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe. In capturing the players’ gestures the FIFA 16 game will now feature new walks, runs, sprints and horizontal movements

FIFA 16 will be releasing this coming September on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3

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