FIFA 13 lacking women’s soccer, hope for FIFA 14
Although women’s soccer is getting bigger, it is fair to say that it has a long way to go before it reaches the heights of what we can see in men’s football. However, with that in mind, a game about a particular sport is expected to have all the elements that are involved, and we are interested in the idea of female participants in the popular FIFA franchise.
Without trying to sound sexist the likes of World Cups, league cups and domestic competitions are massive events where men’s football is concerned, and fans of the beautiful game can pluck various statistics about their favorite players and teams going back years. The likes of Pele and Maradona are mentioned regularly in various debates leading up to today’s Messi and Ronaldo, and although some may feel that players nowadays are being paid extortionate amounts of money, the fans are what makes this game so popular.
Being ignorant to women’s football, I cannot name a single player or team that is famous, because not enough media revolves around this aspect, and maybe the introduction of women’s soccer to a popular game like FIFA, could generate more interest. An article on Kotaku reports on the lack of female football in the video game and FIFA Producer, David Rutter speaks about the idea of this aspect making an appearance in the next installment.
Highlighting the need to do it properly he acknowledges that it is too late to add this to FIFA 13, and has no intention of making this as DLC, because he wouldn’t want it to be a token tack-on feature, thus demeaning women’s football. Although he hasn’t committed himself to state when this will appear, he told a petition supporter this will happen at some point, and shows concern that it should be done well, hoping that EA will be involved. This is also one of many suggestions that have been proposed to EA of late and by the sounds of it, they consider every request made for the game, although marketing is also a big factor, so this could be a new feature for FIFA 14.
In other FIFA 13 related news, FIFPLAY provide the latest on the soundtrack for the game and highlights the Presets new single “Ghosts”, as well as featuring one of Britain’s most exciting new artists, Clement Marfo and The Frontline, whose feel good anthem “Us Against The World” is another great addition. The three new songs announced are Big Mouth by Santigold, Let It Roll Part 2 by Flo Rida feat. Lil Wayne and On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons.
Our most recent FIFA 13 post spoke about the true realism experienced in a demo of this at the Gamescom event, and a new skill games mode will be the arena part of the FIFA 13, which is said to be an ideal improvement for those waiting for it to load. We also mentioned the new cover that has two more faces added to Lionel Messi’s appearance. What is your opinion on the lack of women’s football in FIFA 13? Do you think they should limit it down to national sides considering many men’s domestic leagues are not included in the game?