FIFA 16 coming this September
Women's National Teams included for the first time ever
Electronic Arts has announced that FIFA 16 will launch on September 22, 2015 in North America, and will feature 12 Women’s National Teams for the first time in franchise history.
Women’s National Teams from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the United States of America will all represent their respective federations in several FIFA 16 game modes including Kick Off, an Offline Tournament, as well as Online Friendly Matches.
Capturing new player movement was supported by a motion capture session at EA Canada with four top players from United States Women’s National Team: Sydney Leroux, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe. The players’ movements helped to build new locomotion for women in FIFA 16 including new walks, runs, sprints, and horizontal movement.
Soccer Canada also visited EA to provide full-player references captured using the 360 degree body scanning rig – the references were then used to develop new player models. The mobile headscanning unit travelled to a variety of tournaments and events around the world to capture facial features including hairstyles.
FIFA 16 will be available on Origin on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. A version of the game will also be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.