Earlier this year EA sports announced that, for the first time ever, FIFA 16 will feature playable women’s teams. Well they followed up that statement today with the announcement that, for the first time ever, female players will be on the front of the box.
Here is what they posted about the new women appearing on the covers:
“As soon as we knew Women’s National Teams were joining FIFA 16, we immediately recognized that Christine and Alex would be the perfect cover athletes based on their accomplishments and what they represent for their respective countries and the sport of women’s soccer,” said David Pekush, Sr. Manager of North America Marketing for EA SPORTS. “They are exhilarating players and exude heart and courage on the pitch, and we are extremely proud to be working with them this year.”
It was honestly surprising to me that this is the first time in the franchises history that this has happened, and I believe it’s a step in the right direction. Doing this alone will simply lead to more women buying the game and encouraging them to play.
I just don’t understand what took them so long, and why now? Simply because they just recently won the world cup, or was that just a coincidence?
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