FIFA 16 Features Women Footballers For The First Time - Release Date Also Confirmed

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, May 28, 2015 4:30 PM
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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.

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00:25 May-30-2015

So, they have nothing to offer and they just became feminists. wow! This year, PES willtake the crown back for good!!!!! FIFA 16 will still have the same sh!t gameplay from 15 and the same modes with the only change of women players.

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10:51 May-29-2015

message from the bord : your female striker is unavailable for 9 month due to pregnancy

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10:34 May-29-2015

FIFA 16 career mode - woman: Your striker is out for 9 months due to pregnancy....

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08:53 May-29-2015

About damn time. Now we can see female models fly about the screen, get stuck under terrain and be all around broken just like the rest of the Fifa Games. :D

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09:42 May-29-2015

And find them making out and scissoring on the field.

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07:53 May-29-2015

Aaaand they look as crappy and as unrealistic as men do...good to know...

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07:43 May-29-2015

so many balls to focus on...

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07:23 May-29-2015

Is EA also going to include a bribery scandal simulation?

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22:11 May-28-2015

This was expected for there to be a Fifa 16 then 17 and on and on

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21:39 May-28-2015

The TLDR of this article, "Realistic Jiggle Physics" mods for fifa 16 incoming.

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19:41 May-28-2015

a nice feature but i dont see myself using a team made of women
modders will surely try to modify their brests' size XD

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18:54 May-28-2015

Can you have a corrupt manager for each team?

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19:31 May-28-2015

Manager's aren't corrupt FIFA officials are

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04:01 May-29-2015

We should be able to bribe FIFA and referees too...

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17:14 May-28-2015

It took EA 15 years to realize there are women on this planet. Yay!
Seriously, why wasn't this implemented a long time ago?

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17:17 May-28-2015

Because there was no need.

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17:23 May-28-2015

No need, or no demand?

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18:09 May-28-2015

Women's football has only really taken off in the last few years and it is rapidly catching up to the men's game. Rather than berate EA for not doing this sooner why not embrace the fact that this in its own way brings greater equality to Football.

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20:17 May-28-2015

Considering EA puts up their fútbol simulator every year, I'd say they had plenty of opportunities to show off. :)

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20:32 May-28-2015

My idea! Don't be angry at EA. Be happy that they finally did it.

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00:28 May-29-2015

Back to the kitchen.

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17:27 May-28-2015

Or both?

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18:07 May-28-2015

Because football is sexist. :P

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22:14 May-28-2015

Has been said already, but there was no need, they could just be bricks without altering anything about the gameplay. RPG's who rely on someone's immersion have almost always offered both sexes.

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16:49 May-28-2015

Well that gonna be fun glitches :P

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