FIFA 12 is undoubtedly a a great game, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t without its own fair share of issues. Fortunately, it looks like Electronic Arts is on the case and is working hard to remedy the game’s problems within the next two to three weeks.
According to the official FIFA 12 podcast, senior community manager Romily Broad said “big corrections” are on the way for the popular soccer title. While they work on building a patch that fixes the game’s blemishes, they are also working on a FIFA Ultimate Team update that will be available before the patch is released. Apparently gamers have been having difficulty accessing this mode.
In addition, the team plans to address other issues that community has been outwardly vocal on, namely the ability to control the goalkeeper in Head to Head Seasons mode. Broad went on the explain the concern:
People seem to be exploiting this. If they’re not very good at defending they can use this to get an unfair advantage. People who are very good at the game won’t have a problem. They’ll just be able to pass it around your defenders and you’ll find yourself one-on-one with their top strikers every time. But that’s something we’ve got under review. If we think the vast majority of people hate it we’ll do something about it.
I can’t tell you any more than that. I can’t tell you when that might happen, but we’re reviewing all the feedback from people. We’re looking especially, even harder, at the game telemetry. If you go to our forums and hear everyone saying the same thing, that’s great, but you can’t just rely on that because the people who haven’t got a problem with it aren’t talking. So we need to figure out what they’re doing as well.
We’re looking at all of that stuff and we’re going to make a call on that. But just so you know, if you’ve got a problem with that, we’re looking at it. It’s a very serious thing we’re looking at.
It’s great to see EA working so hard to deliver an experience that will please their fans. While the game may not be perfect, they’re working to refine the experience as best as they can, and that’s all we can ask for.