This year’s installment in the FIFA franchise, FIFA 22, will introduce ex-Arsenal player Alex Scott as the first English-speaking female commentator of the series. During league games, Scott will inform players of goals scored in other matches being played simultaneously.
Scott broke the news on her Twitter and said that this was a big moment for her “personally and professionally.” She also added that while she is the first English-speaking female commentator to be added to the globally-renowned franchise, she won’t be the last.
Scott’s inclusion in FIFA 22 is a landmark event in the franchise’s 29-year history and should herald the inclusion of even more women in the near future.
However, it’s interesting to note that she missed out on the honor of being the first-ever female commentator by only a year. Last year, that honor was bestowed upon Gol Television presenter Nira Juanra, who was included in FIFA 21’s Spanish commentary team.
The rest of the commentating team will include Derek Rae and Stewart Robinson, the latter of whom will be replacing Lee Dixon. Additionally, legendary English Premier League (EPL) and UEFA Champion’s League commentator Martin Tyler will maintain his position on FIFA’s commentary team.
While FIFA 22 is still quite far away, more and more details about the new game have been emerging lately.
After PSG’s Kylian Mbappe was unveiled as the cover artist for the second year in a row, news emerged that FIFA 22 would allow players to create their own clubs. Recent rumors also point to a fully online career mode, but that one hasn’t been confirmed yet.
It’s becoming increasingly evident that FIFA is making some dramatic changes to its formula. But which changes will finally make it to the game? We’ll only find out on October 1 when the game drops on for PC, PS4|5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
About FIFA 22
FIFA 22 is the latest iteration of the FIFA series of games. Created for football fans, FIFA games allow access to various modes such as Ultimate Team Mode, Manager Mode, and Career Mode, where fans can take their favorite team or player to football glory. EA has yet to confirm the development of FIFA 22.