EA has announced that Alex Scott, former England international and Arsenal player, and Stewart Robson, former Arsenal and West Ham player will be joining the commentary team for FIFA 22. They will compliment the main commentary team of Lee Dixon and Derek Rae, with Scott coming in as a Goal Commentator through the game.
While new commentators is always big news in a sports game, the inclusion of Alex Scott is a big deal. She has quickly become one of the leading voices for women’s football in the UK, her illustrious career at Arsenal (in which they won the ‘Quadruple’) and 140 appearances for England segueing into becoming a regular pundit for the BBC at the 2018 World Cup and later for Sky Sports. She’s even been in a FIFA game before, though as a player in FIFA 16 and FIFA 17 when EA introduced women’s football.
Alex Scott said, “This is a big moment for FIFA, for football and women and girls across the world. Representation is crucial and the inclusion of an English-speaking female commentator on FIFA is game-changing. The impact it will have is simply stratospheric. It’s a big moment for me personally and professionally. It’s an honour to be part of the FIFA gaming institution, alongside some of my brilliant presenting colleagues. Whilst I am the first English-speaking female broadcaster to feature in FIFA, I will certainly not be the last. I know this is just the start of stronger female footballing representation from EA Sports and the football community as a whole.”
FIFA 22 will release on 1st October, bringing with it a brand new HyperMotion technology for more accurate and varied player animations. However, this will be a current generation exclusive for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Google Stadia. The game is also coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Source: press release, GiveMeSport