Alan Smith Joins Martin Tyler For FIFA 12 Commentary

What, no Andy Gray?! Why would that be?

EA Sports have announced that well-respected broadcaster and former England forward Alan Smith is to be part of the main English commentary team for the upcoming FIFA 12, joining long time commentator Martin Tyler to become the primary voices for this year’s release.

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.

FIFA 12 will, for the first time ever, feature two English broadcast teams, and more than 10,000 lines of fresh commentary that’ll freshen and enhance the game all year round. The second commentary team, featuring Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, will call tournament matches, giving the game a real-world feel, although fans will have the option to customise the audio to their preferred commentators for any matches.

FIFA 12 is due for release this autumn for PC, 3DS, PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.