Premier League football is on track to return later this month, and Sky Sports has revealed that it'll be making use of crowd noise taken from FIFA to add some atmosphere to televised matches.
As you may already know, the Premier League season was put on hold following the coronavirus outbreak over three months ago, but assuming everything goes to plan, the competition will resume on the 17th June. Fans will not be able to attend games for some time yet, and so artificial crowd noise is being brought in.
Viewers will be able to watch the matches with or without the added crowd noise by picking their preferred channel. Let's just hope that, unlike in FIFA, the audio won't be repeating the same chant over and over again for 90 minutes.
Adding crowd noise to televised football matches is something that the Bundesliga -- the top tier German league -- is already using. It's honestly not as weird as you might think -- the added audio does bring some atmosphere to the spectacle, even if it is artificial.
Do you prefer watching football with crowd noise, even if it's fake? Make up your own chants in the comments section below.
First Man City match on TV:
"Come on Citeh, come on Citeh, come on Citeh", for 90 minutes straight. The true FIFA experience.
As long as we can have Peter Drury and Jim Beglin from PES as commentators.
@ShogunRok That sounds like a better atmosphere than when the crowd actually is there!
@ApostateMage Paid DLC.
I think I read that they were thinking about doing the same thing when they resume the NBA season at the end of July, by using crowd noise from the 2K games.
Then there's the Korean baseball league that put a bunch of plushes in the stands behind the batter.
No crowd will make it feel like a training match.............Seen quite a few games at Anfield sometimes it's hard to know when Liverpool score only for the man to press the applause P.A.
They should use the commentary from FIFA aswell just for laughs.
As a West Ham fan, I can’t say I’m happy about it. On FIFA, the part of I'm forever blowing bubbles where the music plays isn’t on the game. I don’t understand why EA can’t record the fans singing it without the backing because it was on old Fifas. Also when Aguero scores I’m not looking forward to hearing the city fans chanting “Sergio, Sergio”
I think they're planning to do the same for NBA, too.
Would be great if you'd be able to pick an oldskool sitcom laughing track as well.
@ApostateMage That would be hilarious, shout out to the old commentary of 'down the wing' in the old PES titles lol.
Needs Jim Ross (WWF) commentary every time there's a foul and someone hits the grass.
"OMG, he killed him!!"
"AS GOD AS MY WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HALF!"
Don’t see the point, we all know there’s no fans, the players know there isn’t any fans. Would just be weird to me...Not sure maybe some people want fake chants? Be more interesting to hear the stuff you wouldn’t usually hear I reckon. Anyway glad it’s back at all tbh!
So when are they breaking out the 2D crowds? Anything from old wwe games, fifa, gran turismo would do.
Yep. Should’ve gone with PES commentary.
@BigP Apparently they had to add crowd noises when they put the Bundesliga on telly because all anyone could hear was the players and coaching team swearing! Which should definitely be a red button option at the very least
@Gremio108 Yeah suppose that definitely makes sense haha
@BigP I'm looking forward to hearing John Murray trying to shout over the c-word on 5 Live
I think they should have the music from super soccer on the snes
Please use FIFA 98, so we can hear Motty saying "couldn't hit a cow's backside with a banjo!"
What about the trophy lift? 🤣 Liverpool have waited 30 years for this *****, lol.
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