Respected broadcaster and former England and Leicester City forward Alan Smith was unveiled today as part of the main English commentary team, replacing Andy Gray for EA Sports FIFA 12. Alan Smith joins long-time commentator Martin Tyler as the primary commentators for this year’s title. New to this year’s version is the addition of a second English commentary team featuring Andy Townsend and Clive Tyldesley. The latter will commentate in cup competitions, though players will have a choice of selecting which commentating team they want to hear in games.
“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 in the UK, 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.”