A large number of FIFA players have taken to the official EA Sports forum to point out an issue with the Career Mode following the most recent update.
FIFA 13 is the fastest-selling sports entertainment product in history, which makes it the fastest-selling sports simulation title of all time as well. The game’s predecessor raised the bar in terms of football simulation titles and left the rest of the pack, namely, Pro Evolution Soccer, in its wake.
The latest game has received praised from everyone concerned as well as seeing a number of retailers unable to keep up with demand as the game was sold out in a number of areas on its release day.
However, as players delved deeper into the game a number of issues began to arise, which highlight EA’s habit of following up a quality title with a bug-filled sequel. FIFA 13 seemed to have more than its fair share of bugs and issues.
Players playing the FIFA Ultimate Team mode would find their coins missing or not added to their account upon winning a tournament, while others complained of the Career Mode crashing for a whole host of reasons, ranging from players retiring to the ball disappearing during the match.
EA Sports has since been working to release a patch to sort out these issues but it seems the recent update may have brought a few additional problems with it as well.
As it turns out a number of players have complained that they have been sacked from their posts as Manager of Chelsea FC despite leading their team to a multitude of trophies.
One manager complained, “I won both the FA Cup and Champions League in the season before and decided to play the next season on World Class Difficulty, but I was fired after losing two games. It doesn’t make any sense!”
At the same time, anyone who had benched or worse still, sold Chelsea striker, Fernando Torres, also saw them kicked out of Chelsea football club.
When asked to comment on the issue, Rosemary Marlow, the community developer at EA Sports, had this to say:
“We are well aware of the complaints from fans but they must understand that we want FIFA 13 to be the most realistic game possible and thus we decided to implement the ‘Chelsea mode’ in the Career Mode feature. Fans will just have to deal with it and move on to other clubs to manage.”
She continued, “However, to compensate, we have also added a small cut-scene which shows fans showing their support for the sacked manager, so it should make them feel slightly better about it at the very least.”
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