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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Women's football is something EA "would love" to do

Prior: "We'd want to do it authentically, because authenticity is key for FIFA."

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During our recent interview with Matt Prior, the producer of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, we asked if there were plans to introduce a variant of women's football to a future FIFA offering.

"Ladies football in itself is something that we often discuss here," Prior told us, "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."

Prior then went on to explain the reason why it wouldn't be a simple job to introduce ladies football to FIFA: "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."

"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."

You can read our recent hands-on preview of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil right here. The full interview with Matt Prior will be appearing here on the website in the coming days, so stay tuned for that.

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