EA Sports’ most popular playing FIFA playing mode, Ultimate Team, allows player to build a franchise over time and face of their team against their friends on the pitch. However multiple bugs have damped some excitement over the most recent installment of FIFA coins some players unable to trade content or use the in-game currency.
It has been reported that these bugs are being ironed out by EA Sports and the affected players should be able to return to their teams shortly as EA fixes each account on an individual basis. The effected players need not fear that they fell too far behind on the pitch because EA has released a statement that there is some content that will be rewarded to everyone who lost time, as a reward for their patience.
The reward is a sweet end to an otherwise bitter few weeks for the FIFA fan base that has seen the EA servers struggle to stay up. A few unforeseen internal errors as well as the aforementioned content freeze has left many players unable to play FIFA 15 online. Additionally there has been a growing frustration with the lack of functionality of the recently launched companion app for the FIFA 15 Ultimate team gaming mode.
The app was functional, however trading patterns quickly deteriorated and EA has taken the market down until they can sort out a means to stabilization. The market was also removed from web services, leaving only in-game trades able to be completed. It has been two weeks since the market went down and app ratings have been taking a hit as users wait for their content to return.
None of this should derail an EA franchise that is riding a decade long high on nearly all of its sports gaming franchises. FIFA 15 used the tagline “feel the game” and although there have been some bumps and glitches along the way, it is clear that popular interest is only growing for these hyper-realistic sports games. Hopefully EA can iron out the errors it has found in expanding their platform to mobile and web content, and continue to grow the gaming industry.