BBC Sport and Sky Sports expert to appear in next iteration of the headline as a field reporter
Alex Scott will become the first English-speaking FIFA video game commentator when FIFA 22 launches this fall.
the BBC and Air sports an expert, who competed for Arsenal and England as a player, called the move a “big moment” to bring greater representation to the industry. She would appear in the game as a field reporter.
Scott is following in the footsteps of Spanish presenter Nira Juanco, who became the first-ever female commentator for any language in the series’ history in FIFA 21.
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A bigger picture
EA, the publisher of FIFA, has moved towards a more diverse presentation of its popular game, but there are more barriers that can be lifted.
After all, the company’s American football series Madden has long included secondary female voices, but a co-commentary role in a major sports title remains elusive.
Still, Scott seems excited to be featured in the upcoming FIFA 22 game, which is set to be one of the most popular releases of the year. She certainly deserved this opportunity, having been a staple of BBC cover in his post-player career.