June 30 – EA Sports has launched an investigation following reports of a “chemistry inconsistency” in FIFA’s 2016 Ultimate Team (FUT) game that has prompted scores of complaints from players demanding a boycott of the game over fears they’re being cheated.
Concerns from FIFA users emerged last week about a potentially long-running issue with FUT in which expensive cards did not perform as they should do. Essentially the claim is that gamers buying ‘chemistry boosts’ are not receiving those upgrades to their players within FUT.
Reports suggested the glitch could have been silently ripping off FUT players for years without ever being noticed – there has been plenty of suspicion amongst game players who have bought the game and searched for the player upgrades.
“Thanks to the FUT community for raising awareness of a potential fitness and chemistry inconsistency in some FUT items,” read a statement by EA.
“After hearing this, our teams were in over the weekend and continue to thoroughly investigate the information. We will keep you informed with updates from the investigation.
“Our commitment to a fun, fair and secure experience in FIFA is ongoing, and as a community your feedback helps us achieve that goal. A special thanks for your continuous efforts across all channels.”
FIFA and EA SPORTS extended their licensing agreement until December 31, 2022. EA SPORTS has exclusive rights to release FIFA-branded action and management videogames as well as the official FIFA World Cup videogame.
More than 150 million copies of the game have been sold worldwide since launch.
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