Since the true rise of women’s soccer over the last decade or so, fans have constantly wondered when those leagues will be implemented in a video game.
It’s a question that, once again, was brought up this week at E3 2014 in Los Angeles, and it was asked directly to the senior producer of the most popular soccer game in the world, EA Sports’ FIFA.
X-ONE, a United Kingdom-based publication devoted to covering the consoles of Microsoft, posed the question regarding women’s leagues to Nick Channon of EA Sports. And while there was no definitive answer given as to the potential inclusion in FIFA 15, the overall answer may be a bit surprising to some.
“It’s something that we’ve been asked quite a bit, and something we very seriously consider, but we don’t have any news on it today. But it is definitely something we considered and continue to do so…”
Though it’s nice to hear that they’ve been considering the idea in the past, it would be nice to hear why it hasn’t been implemented yet. Sure, character models may be difficult, but with the new hardware capabilities that EA and other companies keep raving about with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the developers should have no issue adding the leagues to the series now.
I doubt we see female leagues come with FIFA 15. However, it’s definitely something that I wouldn’t be surprised to see come FIFA 16, even if it only includes women’s national teams.
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