Sky Sports in the UK has revealed its partnership with EA Sports FIFA to deliver a range of “team-specific crowd noises and chants” to complement the restart of The Premier League, which kicks off on June 17 after a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Those watching matches from home can choose “to watch with the added sound or with stadium noise” to implement the famous atmosphere that will be missed as games are played behind closed doors without a live audience. Apparently, it will be a feature you can alter on your TV using the Sky channel.Luckily for The Premier League, the FIFA franchise has been recording chants and crowd tones for the past few years to improve the atmosphere in-game, breathing life into specific stadiums.
Sky Sports Managing Director Robert Webster explained the new features. “We want Sky Sports viewers to still feel it all and have the best possible viewing experience – even if they can’t be in the stadiums or watch with their family and friends.”
For more from FIFA, check out our review of the latest installment of the beautiful game, FIFA 20, from late 2019.
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