After multiple reports suggested the news earlier in the year, EA Sports has confirmed that at last, users will be able to create and choose a female character for the Pro Clubs mode.
The already existing FIFA series let you play as women footballers, but up until now only with women’s international teams and this is via kick-off mode and the FIFA Street-style Volta mode.
After many requests from FIFA players asking for the feature given that it was only possible to create a male character. This will change in FIFA 22, where Pro Clubs joins Volta Football, and you can finally create your professional player to compete against other people online. Pro Clubs is an online mode in FIFA that lets you create a virtual player and play your position on the pitch with teammates in 11v11 matches.
Just like the male characters, female pro characters will develop, progress and follow the same growth tree.
Last month, EA Sports also announced Alex Scott as a commentator in FIFA 22, making the first female broadcast voice in the series.
Despite these being good promising steps from the game-maker on Gender inclusivity and equality, there’s still no inclusion of women’s clubs, for example, the FA Women’s Super League.
FIFA 22 will launch on October 1 across PlayStation, Xbox and PC. Anyone that pre-orders the game early can gain access from September 27, 2021. Pre-orders before August 11 will also include 4600 FIFA points and the Kylian Mbappé Loan item.