Alex Scott is making history once again — only this time it’s not joining the ranks of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, from her on-field skills with the Arsenal or being inducted into the English Football of Fame — her latest accolade will take place in the digital sports world, as the 36-year-old BBC Sport and Sky Sport pundit will become the first English-speaking female commentator in Electronic Arts’ FIFA series.
FIFA 22 will feature Alex Scott slide-tackling into a role previously handled in previous games by Alan McInally; she will serve as a sideline reporter who primarily interjects news on goals that are scored in other games concurrently taking place with the one the player is involved in. The 2012 Olympian took to Twitter to announce her role in FIFA 22, where she proclaimed, “This is a big moment for FIFA, for football and women and girls across the world.”
Happy to finally share the news that I joined the FIFA family and will be commentating for #FIFA22! 🙌🏾🎮
This is a big moment for FIFA, for football and women and girls across the world.
It’s also a big moment for me personally and professionally.#FIFA22 pic.twitter.com/A1Lhozl7K6
— Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) July 21, 2021
“Whilst I am the first English-speaking female broadcaster to feature in FIFA, I will certainly not be the last,” Scott added. “I know this is just the start of stronger female footballing representation from EA Sports and the football community as a whole.”
Although FIFA 22 will feature Alex Scott as its first-ever English-speaking female commentator, which is quite the accolade, she won’t be the first female voice ever heard in the FIFA series — FIFA 21 featured Gol Television reporter/presenter Nira Juanra on the Spanish commentary team.
EA released the official FIFA 21 debut trailer last week. The game will debut a brand-new HyperMotion technology, which utilized Xsens real-time motion capture suits combined with machine learning algorithms that used 8.7 million frames of motion capture to provide over 4,000 new animations for this year’s players. FIFA 22 will be released on October 1st on PC, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Stadia platforms.
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