|Fans express outrage at unlicensed UEFA Euro 2012 players|
|Posted: 25.04.2012 04:35 by||Comments: 2|
EA Sports is dealing with angry footie fans who are upset that over half the players in the FIFA 12 expansion UEFA Euro 2012 are unlicensed players, including the host nation Ukraine, as well as Wales, Slovakia, Estonia, Belarus and FYR Macedonia.
24 of the 53 teams feature players with fictional names and false strips, EA Sports has confirmed, but explained that it was impossible to license every single team, and apologized if fans of certain teams were disappointed.
According to the press statement, "The national teams in Euro 2012 are a combination of teams officially licensed or covered by our FIFPro license, and generic teams. While we would like to have every national team officially licensed, of the 53 national teams in the game, 29 are licensed. The remaining ones are generic.
"The inclusion of national teams is negotiated between EA and each national football association, which we need to license individually. Licensing teams and leagues is a business decision based on market size and limited resources, and within these parameters, we were not able to negotiate an agreement with every football association to have their national team included within the game."
UEFA Euro 2012 was released today for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Strategy Informer secured an interview with lead producer Enrique Sebastian about the development of the DLC. The interview can be read .
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