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May 29 15 2:20 PM

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Not sure if that will be their official tagline, but EA Sports announced yesterday that their upcoming FIFA 16 game will include women's national teams for the first time. Only 12 will be available to begin with, and they are considering it a trial run to get feedback for future years. Women's teams will not be able to play against men's teams in the game.


For their motion-capture sessions, though, they apparently focused on Abby Wambach as their basis of how an average female player moves on the pitch, not sure how accurate it'll be then...
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May 29 15 5:01 PM

mattsanger92 wrote:
Women's teams will not be able to play against men's teams in the game.
If I know anything about computer games (and I certainly don't), it is that any such in-game limitations are immediately hacked/cracked by players...

Using Wambach as a "typical" player is like using Peter Crouch for men.

And is there some reason why Japan (current world champions) is not included?

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May 29 15 5:36 PM

Peter Crouch was the analogy I was going for as well...


Guessing on PC someone will find a way quite easily, for a more realistic portrayal though they would also have to be able to change the fact (in the link) that mens and women's stats have been scaled differently, if unchanged this could mean that Wambach is represented as an overall better player than Crouch... or Marta being better than Neymar.

Japan not being there is almost certainly down to licencing.

You can't play as the men's team in the FIFA series unless it is a World Cup game, none of their domestic players are available (or able to play as the national team) in Football Manager without a 3rd-party content download (and a separate deletion of the file that 'locks' the teams), and in Pro Evolution Soccer, Japan is playable but with off-licenced players (e.g. "#10 Kanara", or Wales' #11 "Beck").

What makes it even more unusual is that Pro Evolution's Japanese release Winning Eleven apparently has Japan and the J.League... the JFA must have signed the world's weirdest exclusivity agreement...

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May 29 15 6:12 PM

mattsanger92 wrote:
this could mean that Wambach is represented as an overall better player than Crouch...
These games are becoming more and more accurate.

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