EA Sports FC 24 adds female players to Ultimate Team, something FIFA never did.

EA Sports FC 24 adds female players to Ultimate Team, something FIFA never did.

Women Join the Ultimate Team Roster: FIFA 24 Revolutionizes the Game

New Era Dawns as Female Players Make Their Mark

Get ready, gamers! This year, FIFA is going bigger and better than ever before. With the much-anticipated switch from FIFA 23 to EA Sports FC 24, female players are finally taking center stage in Ultimate Team. From the star-studded squads of Samantha Kerr (Chelsea), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon), to the rising talent Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), these incredible athletes can now be found in packs right from the game’s launch.

But that’s not all – the game now allows you to combine female and male players, creating mind-blowing, mixed-gender line-ups that are sure to shake the virtual stadium. And hey, there’s an added bonus! By linking players from the same club, like Kerr and Chelsea men’s forward Christoper Nkunku, you earn a precious chemistry point. It’s a win-win situation!

Game-Changing Database Overhaul

This year’s FUT update is nothing short of monumental. Brace yourselves for an immense database overhaul that includes six competitions, 74 teams, and a staggering 1,600 players. That’s not all – EA Sports FC 24 introduces the Google Pixel Frauen-Bundesliga (Germany) and Liga F (Spain) into the mix. This update is being hailed as the most significant since the game’s inception back in FIFA 09.

But what about ratings? We hear you asking. Fear not! Within Ultimate Team, female players are on par with their male counterparts, as long as they possess similar ratings. So, if you’re lucky enough to pack a phenomenal 91-rated Samantha Kerr, she’ll be as formidable as a 91-rated Karim Benzema. It’s all about skill and talent here, regardless of gender.

Gareth Reeder, the senior producer, emphasizes, “The ratings, the attributes, the animation systems: there’s no difference between men and women. We showcase the realism of the respective competitions they play in, whether it’s phenomenal talent like Sam Kerr in the real-world WSL or Erling Haaland dominating for Manchester City. Ultimate Team brings these worlds together seamlessly.”

An Extraordinary Commentary Duo

In another groundbreaking move, EA Sports FC 24 introduces its first female co-commentator, Sue Smith. With 93 caps for England and an established presence on the UK show Soccer Saturday, Sue joins forces with the experienced voiceover artist Guy Mowbray. Together, they offer an exciting alternative to the familiar voices of Derek Rae and Stewart Robson. You can now choose this dynamic duo to narrate your matches in both kick-off mode and Ultimate Team.

A Prediction Turned Reality

Coincidentally, I predicted the inclusion of female players in FIFA Ultimate Team last summer, when they were introduced alongside male hockey stars in NHL 23. It dawned on me that this would serve as a testbed for the future, envisioning Euro 2022 champions like Beth Mead and Ella Toone playing side by side with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling in FUT. Now, with EA Sports FC 24, this dream has become a reality!

Get Ready for EA Sports FC 24

Mark your calendars, gamers! EA Sports FC 24 will hit the gaming world on September 29, available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Hold on tight, Switch users, this year brings a major overhaul specifically designed for your gaming pleasure. More details about the Switch version will be revealed closer to the release date, so stay tuned!

EA Sports FC aims to shake the foundations of the gaming world, possibly dethroning FIFA as the reigning industry titan. Brace yourselves, folks. Our list of the best sports games could be in for a serious shake-up!

Check out the EA Sports FC 24 Trailer!