FIFA 12 Commentary Team Retains Martin Tyler and Adds Alan Smith as Colour Commentator
Written Thursday, June 30, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
EA Sports has announced its commentary team for FIFA 12 today, and (not at all) surprisingly Andy Gray won't be returning to the broadcast booth. Instead, he'll be replaced by respected broadcaster and former England forward, Alan Smith, who'll be joining mainstay Martin Tyler as the main commentary team in FIFA 12.
“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, FIFA 12's Senior Producer. “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.”
FIFA 12 will also feature two commentary teams for the first time, with Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend providing the analysis on tournament matches, picking up where they left on 2010 FIFA World Cup with 10,000 new lines of dialogue and match analysis. You'll be able to switch commentary teams to suit your preference during any match too.