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EA Sports FC 24 will include a new commentary team featuring first ever female co-commentator

EA Sports FC 24 will include a new commentary team featuring first ever female co-commentator

EA Sports will welcome a new commentary team for the Ultimate Team and kick-off modes to provide fresh voices and new energy to matches.

EA Sports have announced that a former England international will become the first global female commentator in the football franchise's history.

The video game publisher delivered its highly-anticipated 'Matchday Experience Deep Dive' on Friday afternoon, featuring a fact sheet of new features ahead of the game's release on September 29.

From more realistic player and cloth mechanics to brand new match intros and improved lighting, EA promise "an elevated matchday experience" for gamers.

And one of the "fresh" new features in terms of the overall broadcast experience includes the addition of Soccer Saturday regular Sue Smith.

Smith, who made 93 appearances for the Three Lions between 1997 and 2012, will join Match of the Day favourite Guy Mowbray in the gantry in both the Ultimate Team and Kick Off games modes.

According to EA, Smith has been included in the latest release alongside Mowbray in a bid to provide "fresh voices and new energy to matches".

It must be noted that Derek Rae and Stewart Robson will remain on the upcoming version.

From FIFA 22 onwards, Rae and Robson have been featured alongside former England defender Alex Scott, who became the first female voice in the game after being brought in as a pitchside reporter.

So what else can we expect from the so-called 'elevated broadcast experience'?

  • HyperMotionV Insight Overlays: Intelligent Broadcast Augmented Reality (AR) analyses the game as it’s played, overlaying the pitch with the insights you need to understand your opponents and take charge of the game including match stats, win probability, shot charts, and more.
  • Beyond Broadcast Audio: Put yourself in the heart of the stadium, surrounded by all the sounds of football with louder chants, bigger reactions, more passionate crowds, and new authentic audio elements like drums and horns.
  • New Default Gameplay Camera: EA SPORTS FC™ 24 shows The World’s Game from a fresh angle with the introduction of the Tactical Cam that provides players with an advanced tactical view of the pitch while still capturing the stadium atmosphere in vivid detail.

Here are some more features coming to FC 24, including the enhanced Frostbite™ Engine that will improve every detail "to make every moment looks and feels more like football."

  • SAPIEN Technology: All-new character technology transforms the way players look and move with realistically redesigned player models that are 10x more anatomically precise and correct down to the smallest detail, resulting in smoother animations that reflect the more unique characteristics and body types that make players special.
  • GPU Cloth: Kits now move like real-world materials, reacting to a player’s stride, shifting as they change direction, and flowing along with them as they play. The stretching and rippling of the fabric also showcases the athleticism of players, making actions in The World’s Game—from sliding to celebrating—more like the real-world sport.
  • Dynamic Match Intros: Dynamic Match Intros help you feel the energy of the match as soon as you load in before getting you straight into the action. Each short, punchy sequence sets the stage before kick-off, immersing you in where you’re playing, who you’re playing, and what you’re playing for. Each experience is tailored to the game mode and importance of the moment, weaving together a pre-match narrative that gives you the most relevant context before launching you into kick-off.
  • Matchday Menus: Matchday Menus make the in-between moments in matches more immersive, bringing you behind the scenes during the pause menu, half-time, and full-time with never-before-seen angles of the action and—for the first time—footage of the pundits and commentators in previously unseen corners of the stadium.
  • Feature Lighting: Players are more realistic in EA SPORTS FC™ 24, with enhanced highlights and lighting bringing the faces of The World’s Game to life. Ground Truth Ambient Occlusion technology also delivers depth and detail to the surface of the pitch, helping players stand out in vivid detail using crisp shading and shadows.

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Topics: EA Sports FC, EA Sports, FIFA, England, Gaming