Petition submitted to EA Sports for a GAA version of the FIFA series
This is something we could definitely get behind.
It’s been a little over decade since there was serious ripples of excitement in the GAA community in Ireland over the release of Gaelic Games Football on the PlayStation 2.
To say that it was a disappointment would do a disservice to the word ‘understatement’ (we’ve elaborated upon exactly how bad it was here) and even though a sequel to the game was a lot better, such was the disgusted reaction to the first game that it never stood a chance.
Time heals all wounds, however and there would appear to be an appetite amongst GAA and gaming fans for another bite at the cherry if a developer was willing to give it a shot.
In an effort to set the wheels in motion, the Irish GAA banter page have submitted a petition on change.org seeking support for their appeal to EA Sports, the developers behind the ridiculously successful FIFA series, to give it a go.
Their claim that such a game “would outsell the likes of FIFA 17 in Ireland on both Xbox and Playstation platforms” is a debatable one, but there is a possibility that, as they say, that any potential game “would also have a very strong market in the United Kingdom, United States of America and Australia”.
The petition had already attracted 560 of its targeted 1,000 signatures by 10.30am this morning, although we’re sure that will increase significantly once word of the petition gets out.
If you want to add your name to it, you can do so here; by the looks of things, it has already attracted the support of a man who’d be a prime candidate to end up on the cover…*
*May or may not be actually be Dublin star Diarmuid Connolly