It has been confirmed that the 'climate stripes', a key aspect of this year's Reading kit, will feature prominently on popular video game FIFA 23.

Set to come out at the end of this week, it is to be the first year in which Women's Super League teams will appear on the game, with many stars having their faces scanned in for realism and authenticity.

Causing quite the stir when first announced, the club teamed up with Reading University to raise awareness of climate change.

On the sleeves of both the men and the women's teams, the blue and red lines represent the climbing temperatures across the town in the club's 150 years of existence.

Professor Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the university, and one of the key figures behind the kit launch, said on social media: "If you play FIFA 23, you might see the warming stripes on the sleeves of the Reading Women kit. Hopefully starting more climate conversations."

Released on September 30, it is to be the last game of the franchise before a change to EA Sports FC from next year.