Former Arsenal and England player will be the first ever English-speaking female commentator for the game.

Over the past few years gaming studios have taken steps to promote inclusivity, by promoting diversity and creating strong female characters. This has resulted in a sharp rise in women joining the gaming world, with FIFA being one such game.

Having launched in 1993, the franchise have improved dramatically year by year, however it took the developers almost 28 years to introduce the series’ first ever English-speaking female commentator.

The franchise’s latest title will introduce former Arsenal and England star Alex Scott as the goal commentator. She will replace long time goal commentator in former Scottish footballer Alan McInally. FIFA 21 introduced the franchise’s first ever female commentator with the addition of Nira Juanra in the Spanish commentary team.

Following the announcement, Alex Scott took to Twitter to express her excitement in joining the iconic football franchise. She played as a Right Back for celebrated London club, Arsenal in the FA WSL. Additionally, she also has 140 appearances for the England National Team, and two years ago, she was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. Following her retirement, she began her punditry career, and she has worked at BBC Sport and Sky Sports. During this time, she has covered tournaments like the FIFA World Cup 2018 and the English Premier League as well.

In other FIFA news, rumour has it that FIFA 23 will be free-to-play and cross-platform. While FIFA 22 will still be sold as a full-priced game when it launches later this year, an alleged insider has claimed that FIFA 23 will be taking a vastly different approach.

For now, let’s just look forward to FIFA 22, which launches October 1.