Career Mode in next year’s FIFA video game will let users follow the career trajectory of one of the thousands of exploited migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. MyPlayer Career Mode allows gamers to mimic the life of an amateur footballer and aspire to join the world’s top clubs, but it will now be possible to simulate working untenable hours as a labourer, trapped in terribly unsafe working conditions by an employer who holds their passport and visa.
Developers say that the new style of gameplay has been a long time coming, considering how crucial slave labour has become to the success of international football. The creators hope these new features will heighten the stakes of the game, as players must avoid being one of the hundreds who’ve already been worked to death in the extreme Qatari heat. Fans will also have the ability to design their own migrant worker and choose attributes like appearance, strength and the number of family members back home dependent on their unlawfully low salary for survival.
FIFA 2016 will be available on xBox 360, Playstation 4 and Nintendo Wii U, each product coming with free blood on your hands that won’t come off.