BBC program Watchdog runs segment on FIFA 13 bugs, EA responds
Posted: 01.11.2012 15:28 by Comments: 1
The BBC program Watchdog aired a segment about numerous bugs in FIFA 13 that included crashes, invisible players, balls, the loss of paid content for FIFA Ultimate Team, and that Electronic Arts was ignoring user complaints.

EA responded to the Watchdog program in an open letter.

The letter reads in part:

Our commitment is to not only address issues and necessary fixes to improve the FIFA experience as quickly and effectively as possible, but deliver new services and new content all season long. The process of improving the game experience for our fans is a constant one, and our team continues to work on additional improvements that we will implement and communicate in the coming days and weeks ahead. We know that we have significantly improved the FIFA experience for our fans in recent days, and we fully expect that to continue as we develop and implement additional improvements and fixes.

We understand that some fans may wonder why we canít fix all the known issues at once. Thatís a fair question and the answer isnít quite as simple. We are delivering improvements and fixes in such a way to ensure the millions of people playing FIFA 13 do not experience undue or overly lengthy network/server outages, that title updates and other improvements are done to a high quality, and that weíre confident the changes will improve the FIFA 13 experience for everyone.

We look at all enquiries an individual basis and are investigating the two cases you have brought to our attention, and will be in contact with them directly. Once again, thank you for the opportunity to provide this above information, and we welcome Watchdog to come over to the studio in Vancouver to see all the processes and procedures in place to ensure weíre delivering the best game possible for consumers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any clarification.

Of course, one might question why there are bugs in the game at all, and why the game has to be constantly patched.


By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Nov 02, 2012
I dont see how there are so many bugs in every game when every game is pretty much the same just with improvements everytime, they've been making them for years surely they should know how to avoid the bugs by now. Personally I think that game developers have gotten lazy over the past few years because they know anything that goes wrong can be fixed with a patch AFTER the release date.