EA Sports has officially announced FIFA 16, and this year’s edition will introduce women’s football for the first time in its 22-year history. EA Sports FIFA 2016 will be launching with a dozen Women’s National Teams included, representing Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and USA.
"Bringing some of the best women's players and teams in the world to our franchise is a massive event for EA Sports, and we are equally excited about bringing millions of fans a new way to play," said David Rutter, VP of EA Sports FIFA.
"We're making sure fans get an authentic experience when playing with Women's National Teams thanks to our innovative player capture and reference tools, as well as the sophisticated gameplay platform which we will continue to innovate on in FIFA 16."
For now it’s just a selection of national teams included, but we’re sure to see the repertoire of female players increase as the years roll by. Strangely you’ll be restricted from playing men's teams against women’s, but the female teams will be playable across the majority of FIFA 16’s game modes.
EA Sports is still being cagey on what we can expect in terms of other gameplay additions, but we’re sure to find out plenty more during its E3 2015 press conference. It’s set to run on Monday, June 15 at 1PM PT / 4PM ET / 9PM BST.
FIFA 16 will be out on September 22nd for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.