Not What We Had in Mind, But Ok
EA’s servers are going through a tough time. For the last few weeks, the servers that connect millions of gamers across the world have been crashing, booting players, or just being very unreliable. The most notable title that this wave of bugginess has effected is FIFA 20. It has gotten so bad that two professional FIFA players were forced to play rock, paper, scissors to determine who won a match because the servers were down. It was impossible to play. Needless to say, this is not a good look for EA or professional FIFA 20.
Shaun Galea and Hasan Eker were the two players that were unfortunate enough to be playing one another when the servers went down. Despite trying to reconnect many times, the two were forced to settle the game using the “schoolyard method.” Galea was the one who ultimately lost the game, once he did, he understandably went to Twitter to vent his frustration about the incident
I cannot believe it !! @EASPORTSFIFA @EAFIFADirect We literally had to play a rock paper scissors becauce we couldn’t find each other to invite in an EA LICENSED QUALIFIER . WTF !! ?? I am done
— Shaun Galea (@brandsha56) February 29, 2020
It is not easy to see why EA has been voted one of the worst companies in gaming for multiple years in a row. Their public perception is not exactly stellar. Many fans have stayed loyal to the company, but if things like this keep occurring, don’t expect that to last. Everyone’s patience runs out eventually.
FIFA 20 has been a very controversial game too. Fans have been complaining since launch that its more of the same from previous years. Something that is hard to argue when you look at the lack of new features.