Female Soccer Game  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Female Soccer Game  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network FIFA 16 continues to embrace gender equality with latest cover https://www.gameskinny.com/55b9b/fifa-16-continues-to-embrace-gender-equality-with-latest-cover https://www.gameskinny.com/55b9b/fifa-16-continues-to-embrace-gender-equality-with-latest-cover Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:58:59 -0400 Callum Wiggins

FIFA 16 has already had the worlds of video gaming and soccer buzzing with the announcement of female players and teams in the latest installment of the premier sports series. The excitement has only been heightened with the reveal of the cover for the upcoming game, which promotes the presence of female soccer players for the first time ever.

Lionel Messi, who has been the face of the FIFA series since 2012 and is considered to be one of the greatest players in history, shares the noteworthy cover with a star of women's soccer, Alex Morgan. The American was part of the USA team that captured the Women's World Cup in June this year and is one of the country's most exceptional athletes, she's scored 52 goals in 91 appearances. She will appear exclusively on the American version of the game, with Canada captain Christine Sinclair to be featured on the Canadian edition.

"It is an incredible honour to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA Sports FIFA" said Morgan on her selection.

"I know people all over the world play this game and I'm really excited that FIFA 2016 is putting such an important spotlight on women's soccer."

FIFA 16 is the first of its kind to include female soccer competitors and will feature 12 playable women's national teams: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. EA Sport's latest trailer also heavily features a number of female players, as the promotion of this aspect has become the game's unique selling point.


This is an excellent moment for both women's sport and the FIFA series in general, as the choices of Morgan and Sinclair illustrate the significance of the addition of female players.

Women's soccer has grown immensely in popularity in recent years, and their place on the cover is a testament to how well-received this introduction has been. With more North American fans getting invested in soccer through the success of their female teams, this could lead to a strong boost in sales.

FIFA 16 is scheduled to be released September 22, 2015 in North America, September 24 in most of Europe and September 25 in the United Kingdom.

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EA Sports needs a FIFA Women's World Cup Game https://www.gameskinny.com/4oz07/ea-sports-needs-a-fifa-womens-world-cup-game https://www.gameskinny.com/4oz07/ea-sports-needs-a-fifa-womens-world-cup-game Fri, 10 Jul 2015 02:30:01 -0400 Fireboltz_7795

EA Sports is missing a good opportunity to make another FIFA World Cup game. For years now, they’ve made countless of soccer titles, bringing us fun entertainment with their as realistic as possible soccer playing. But it’s time for a change, and the change comes by making one simple adjustment. I want a FIFA Women’s World Cup game.

FIFA will be including women in FIFA 16, which is great. I'm happy that they are taking this step, but I still want a World Cup game that only includes women. 

Why Women’s World Cup?

 

There are so many games out there, where men dominate the sporting world, and this goes deep into video games as well. Madden, NBA 2K, NHL, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour is just a few of them, where men are (for the most part) the only optional playable character. You can find playable female characters in games like Top Spin, but its central focus is still on the male characters. This is a chance to break out of the norm, and establish a new era of sports video gaming.

I understand that men's soccer is a lot more popular than women's soccer, but I enjoy watching the women more. They don’t see them flop and fall to the ground nearly as much as you see the men do so theatrically. This obviously doesn't mean anything in a video game, so the game will have to stand on its own two feet.

Is There an Audience for this?

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If you watched the most recent Women’s FIFA World Cup held in Canada, you can clearly see a huge following and plenty of support. I don't think EA Sports will have a difficult time getting sponsors and support for this game. Although, I think a price reduction may be necessary. Sadly, this may still be too novel a experience, and many people might need a lower price point to give it a try. The standard $60.00 for a game like this is too high, but if the price lowered to about $30.00 or $40.00, it might get more people interested. 

Will it happen?

 

I don’t know if a game like this is ever going to happen, but it makes me want to write Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA Sports and ask him to consider making this idea a reality. I think FIFA World Cup: Canada sounds awesome, and it’s a game that I hope happens. The big question is whether or not it will receive enough support, and if there is even enough of a market out there for a game like this. You won't know until you try though, and FIFA 16 will give us a good starting indicator as to the success rate of a women's only soccer game.

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