Hvis du har drømt om å spille damefotball i den populære FIFA-serien, er det slettes ikke umulig at du kommer til å få sjansen en gang i fremtiden. Da vi møtte produsent Matt Prior for å ta en titt på 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil kunne han nemlig røpe at EA Canada allerede har tenkt tanken selv:
- Ladies football in itself is something that we often discuss here, as it is growing. There's certain key territories where it's massive. In the US they're real stars over here, the ladies team. In Canada it's big, I think in Germany it's pretty big. So it's definitely on the rise and it's something that we - time and resources allowing - would love to get in, forklarer Prior.
Samtidig påpeker han at det ikke kommer til å bli dyttet inn i serien over natten, da de liker å gjøre ting skikkelig når det først skal gjøre noe:
- One of the challenges is to do it properly though, and authenticity is key for us, it is a lot of work. It's not just a case of throwing up a female character on a male body. We do motion capture, it's all very authentic movement that we have in the game, and obviously women move differently to men, so I think if we just throw a female character on a male body, it wouldn't really look right, fortsetter Prior.
Av denne grunn er inkluderingen av damefotball kun hypotetisk foreløpig:
- If we were to do it we'd want to do it properly, and make it feel very different. Do it justice. So if you can imagine, we've got an absolute back catalogue from years and years of motion capture data. To do it, it shouldn't be underestimated. That's not to say we won't at some point, like I say, it's something we would look to do, but it is potentially a bigger undertaking than it might first seem, and if we want to do it we'd want to do it authentically, because authenticity is key for FIFA, avslutter Prior.