FIFA 16: Women’s National Teams

By | August 27, 2015

FIFA 16 UK Cover Star

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson has been revealed as the cover star for this year’s FIFA 16, joining Argentina international and Barcelona player Lionel Messi. EA has always chosen one player who has international appeal, in this case Messi, and then a more familiar face for local markets. Jordan Henderson was selected after a public vote beating out other Premier League players including Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane to take home the cover prestige.

PC Minimum Requirements
In a post to the official website, Electronic Arts has revealed the system requirements for the PC version of FIFA 16.

Recommended Specifications:

OS: Windows 8/8.1/10 -64-bit
CPU: Intel i5-2550K @ 3.4Ghz
RAM: 8GB
Hard Drive Space Required: 15.0 GB
Supported Video Cards: ATI Radeon HD 6870, NVIDIA GTX 460
DirectX: 11.0
Minimum Required Specifications:

OS: Windows 7/8/8.1 -64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1GHz
RAM: 4GB
Hard Drive Space Required: 15.0 GB
Minimum Supported Video Cards: ATI Radeon HD 5770, NVIDIA GTX 650
DirectX: 11.0

FIFA Ultimate Team Draft

EA has revealed details of one of the new modes debuting in this year’s FIFA 16. FIFA Ultimate Team will see players drafting and building their own team using drawn cards in a similar way to how FIFA Ultimate Team works already. You’ll first pick a formation and then selecting a captain fronm a selection of world football’s best known superstars in Fifa 16 account. You then need to pick a player for each position based on a five-card draw. You’ll need to select all 23 players for your squad but you can randomly generate your reserve team to save time. The difficult part, as with FIFA Ultimate Team, is how well your players gel together in terms of chemistry.

FIFA 16

You can then take your drafted team and play in a four game series to pit them against other players online. Playing FUT Draft will cost 15,000 coins, 300 FIFA Points or a Draft Token. Losing your first match will at least provide you a reward equal to the entrance fee but you’ll get more rewards the better you do. EA drafted (see what we did there) Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, familiar faces for anyone who has watched Sky Sports, to help demonstrate the new mode.

Women’s National Teams

EA has revealed, for the first time in the FIFA series’ long history, that female players are to be included in FIFA 16 when it releases for consoles and PC later this year.

The latest release will include 12 national women’s teams, which is perfect timing as the Women’s World Cup finals is set to kick off next month in Canada – 11 of the included teams will feature at the tournament. The first 11 squad as well as select reserve players have been facially scanned by EA for accurate representation in the game. Representation doesn’t stop at just accurate facial modelling, however, as US international Abby Wambach was also used for motion capture so movement will be distinctly different.

FIFA 16 won’t allow for women’s teams to play against men’s, just like in real life. Women’s teams won’t feature in FIFA Ultimate Team, which has quickly become a popular component of the FIFA series. Women’s national teams are available with Fifa coins, Offline Tournament, and Online Friendly Matches. Still, the inclusion of female players is a big stride for the series although it isn’t the first time female players have appeared in a football title.

The full team women’s team lineup will include: Germany, USA, France, Sweden, England, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Spain, China, Italy and Mexico. More about FIFA 16 will likely be revealed at E3 that is being held June 16-18 so we’ll be sure to update when more is known about the latest installment.

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