when you attempt to log in to your favourite game only to find that it is offline with never fun, but it’s often a necessary measure to maintain the service. One such victim of the dreaded “down form maintenance” message this week was UK players of FIFA 15, who couldn’t connect to the online Ultimate Team mode on Wednesday, December 17th. As of writing the services is back online and publisher Electronic Arts thanked gamers for their patience.
The scheduled down time which was announced on social media and a few other channels ran right from 7am until the evening, and affected the Ultimate Team mode and EA’s Sports Football Club service.
Originally the maintenance was only supposed to take a couple of hours but it was extended multiple times until it surpassed 7pm in the evening. Ticked off gamers took to Twitter and Facebook to voice their displeasure, though others happily accepted that it was simply part of the process and nothing to be overly concerned about.
The downtime was across the board, including the Web App and Mobile App, however other online activities beyond Ultimate Team, such as exhibition matches were working as normal.
FIFA15 is EA’s annual soccer title, which this year is available across platforms on the PlayStation 4, PS3, PS Vita, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii, and Nintendo 3DS. The current gen console versions of the game received great reviews from the critics, with Metacritic ranking the Xbox One version 84 out of 100. And you find whatever kind of FIFA 15 coins, you can also paly in all platform when you have equipment.
Although specific sales figures have not been released by EA just yet, the game has spent weeks near the top of the charts, suggesting it remains one of the company’s most successful franchises.
One mode that is becoming increasingly popular with gamers and real life soccer players themselves is the online Ultimate Team, where you build your own squad to face off against others in tournaments, often with interesting criteria. Chelsea’s Eden Hazard for example recently picked his “Ultimate dream team,” which included three Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires and Dennis Bergkamp.