If you’re American, you’ll recognize FIFA as the series of games that simulates football, the sport for which it actually makes logical sense to be named “football”. It’s a series of immense popularity over here in the UK, but one which is regularly criticized by critics and fans alike for being stale or formulaic. FIFA is arguably about to open itself up considerably for a sizeable amount of players, as women’s international teams will be playable in this year’s FIFA 16.
In 22 years of FIFA games, it has not been possible to play as a woman, and now it is! I’m not sure why it’s taken this long, but this is fantastic news for gamers and football fans of all stripes, and something that should open up new levels of appreciation for women’s football.
Confirmed women’s teams are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, and the USA, and you can bet people are already sounding FIFA’s death knell.
FIFA 16 is scheduled for release this September, and by that time, I’m sure everyone will still find your jokes about women breaking nails hilarious.