After years of already dominating the marketplace, FIFA 16 has finally found out how to expand their dominance. They are now adding the ability to play as the women’s national teams.

FIFA 16 Adding Women’s National Teams

These days both the men and women’s national teams are enjoying mainstream praise. So the next logical step for EA Sports’ juggernaut franchise was to include the ability to play as the women.

So when FIFA 16 is officially released on September 22, the player will get the opportunity to play as 12 teams, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden and the United States.

As for the athletes in the game, the developers met with the superstars like Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux and Megan Rapinoe to do motion capture. This gives the player the distinct feel that they are actually playing like these amazing talents.

These sessions allowed the developers “to build new walks, runs, sprints, and horizontal movement,” and also the 360 degree body scanning rig, with the help of Soccer Canada, enabled them to create proper models for the female athletes, according to EA Sports’ press release.

“I honestly can’t believe all of the science and technology behind the game itself, let alone getting us into the motion capture suits and eventually into the game,” Wambach said in the release. “We’re all excited to see ourselves in the game, but even more excited to see the reaction from all of the fans, including the fans of our team that maybe wouldn’t be expecting something like this from EA Sports.”

This move is probably the easiest slam dunk for the much-maligned video game corporation. Again, the game comes out on September 22 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4.

At the moment, it is uncertain who will be the cover athlete, but uSports votes for Alex Morgan.

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