June 30, 2011, 11:39

Alan Smith Joins The FIFA 12 Commentary Team

By Ryan Martin, Writer

Electronic Arts has unveiled who will be replacing Andy Gray for FIFA 12. Well-respected broadcaster and ex-footballer Alan Smith will be replacing the sexist ex-Sky Sport commentator as part of the main English commentary team and he will be joining Martin Tyler.

“Alan will bring a fresh, new perspective and insight to FIFA 12, working alongside the trusted and well-known voice of Martin Tyler,” said David Rutter, Senior Producer of FIFA 12. “As one of the top-tier broadcasters on the UK football scene, he brings enormous knowledge and expert analysis to the game so that we can deliver the most authentic FIFA experience this year.”

“The natural chemistry that Martin and I have developed working live matches for TV has transferred very well to the virtual broadcast booth,” said Smith. “I’m really looking forward to FIFA fans hearing our work this fall as we bring all the match day emotion and excitement to this year’s game.”

Tyler and Smith won’t be the only English commentators though. For the first time in the FIFA series, players will be able to choose between the Sky Sports team and ITV team. Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend will call tournament matches to provide players with a real-world broadcast feel and sound.