The English Premier League (EPL) will return to action later this month, but will do so without fans. To compensate for the lack of ambiance, the EPL will use crowd noise that should sound familiar to FIFA gamers.
Crowd Noise During EPL Games
The EPL will look a bit different when it returns to play on June 17. Fans are not permitted to attend games for the remainder of the season, and all games will be shown live on TV (for free, in most cases) due to the current circumstances.
There will also be some sound effects added to game broadcasts, as well. Per the Associated Press, Sky Sports in the United Kingdom will implement team-specific audio that is used in the FIFA franchise, which is owned by EA Sports.
This is not the only instance where a league or a television company has considered piping in crowd noise from video games during play. Last week, a report from The Athletic stated that the NBA is considering using noise from the NBA 2K franchise when the league resumes play in late July.