An EA FC 24 developer responds to criticism over the addition of women players in the popular football game mode
An EA FC 24 developer responds to the criticism they received for including women players in the popular Ultimate Team mode. Following the announcement that women’s players will be joining the mode, some players expressed excitement, while others criticized the move, arguing that it was unrealistic and took away from the authenticity of the game. In response, the EA FC 24 developer explains the reasoning behind the inclusion of women players and what we can expect to see when the mode launches in the football game later this year.
In a lengthy Twitter thread, the EA FC 24 developer touches on the heated discussion that followed the announcement that women players would be joining the popular game mode. “We are a little disappointed by some of the responses we’ve seen to the news that women will be joining Ultimate Team,” they say.
“We spent a lot of time and effort working with the community and professional players to create a team that is as authentic as possible and reflects the growth and popularity of women’s football.” They go on to say that the goal of their work was to create “a more diverse and inclusive Gaming experience for all players.”
The developer also emphasizes the importance of providing equal opportunities for all players, regardless of gender. “Men have been playing with men for decades, but we’re in a time where we are growing and evolving and opening up opportunities for women to get in and play,” they say. “We believe that everyone should have equal opportunities to play and enjoy football – men, women, boys, and girls.”
While they acknowledge that not everyone may agree with the decision, they encourage people to be open-minded and give the new feature a chance. “We aren’t trying to take away from the authenticity of the mode,” they say. “We want to incorporate women into the mode in a way that is fun and enjoyable for everyone.” They also assure players that the inclusion of women in Ultimate Team will not affect the balance or gameplay of the mode.
The developer also reveals that they had consulted with professional women’s football players and received their feedback during the development process. “We were able to hear their stories and experiences first-hand,” they say. “We were able to work with them and incorporate their feedback into the game to ensure that we presented a true and authentic reflection of women’s football in FIFA.”
The response from the developer serves as a reminder of the ongoing efforts within the gaming industry to promote diversity and inclusivity. It also highlights the importance of listening to and incorporating feedback from the gaming community. While the decision may not please everyone, it is a positive step towards creating a more diverse and representative gaming environment.