Everyone has a favorite app on their mobile device, and many of these receive regular updates from their respective developers in the hopes of improving the overall experience for the user. Unfortunately, there was one favorite application that didn’t receive nearly enough updates, as EA’s FIFA 15 Ultimate Team saw numerous server outages for lengthy periods of time within the past few days. The development studio has announced the app has come back online following maintenance on the servers, but not after annoying more than a few good users.
EA has dropped the servers in order to perform scheduled maintenance on the FIFA 15 Ultimate Team application, but, unfortunately, it took far longer than expected. Users were reporting having the inability to connect for an extended period of time after the application was said to return to service. A twitter post from the developer revealed it would be down, and said a new version would be available upon the online servers being returned to duty.
Originally, EA estimated the downtime for FIFA 15 Ultimate Team to be around 3 hours in total, but this was extended following confirmation from the development team. During the extended period of maintenance, EA SPORTS Football Club, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, the Web App, and the Mobile Companion App were all offline. All other game modes were said to be unaffected even throughout the extended downtime on the servers.
EA, of course, apologized for any inconvenience that users were experiencing. The delay took an additional 6 hours to complete, though it was only supposed to take 3. According to Express, EA apologized to their fan community numerous times regarding the delay. Everything should be working now, as the scheduled maintenance has come to a conclusion and all the servers have been returned to active duty henceforth.
EA Sports have released their latest edition of their Ultimate Team TOTW and the headline is that Arsenal star Santi Cazorla lines up in the centre of midfield.
The Spaniard scored twice as the Gunners demolished Newcastle 4-1 at the Emirates on Saturday.
The only other representative from the Premier League was Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who was exceptional as they shut out Southampton at Turf Moor.
Bayern Munich central defender Mehdi Benatia is in the team, as is Roma’s Radja Nainggolan and Lazio’s Stefan Mauri.
Valencia’s Sofiane Feghouli is on the right, whilst Moussa Sow of Turkish champions Fenerbahce lines up on the left of the midfield.
Arsenal fans may be upset to see that Olivier Giroud doesn’t make the team but Benfica striker Lima did score twice as his team won away at Porto, hence his inclusion.
The 15 Days of FIFA Christmas gifts starts from today and you might have seen the FIFA 15 Christmas commercial already. The video can be seen again below and it features not only Lionel Messi vs Eden Hazard, but also Xbox One vs PS4 within this very TV Ad.
Each football player is seen getting ready to play FIFA 15, but Messi and Hazard take control of a different current generation console. One on Xbox One and the other on PS4, as seen clearly within the Christmas 2014 commercial for the game.
The official EA Sports FIFA Twitter account has been teasing the graphic above leading up until today. The latest tease came yesterday, which saw a couple of tweets directed at the 15 Days of FIFA and Christmas gifts up for grabs. They made it clear that this will be their “biggest giveaway yet”, and players should prepare themselves for some “amazing prizes”.
You can see FC Barcelona’s Messi playing PS4 above and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard playing Xbox One below. If you want a chance to win the prizes up for grabs during the 15 Days of FIFA, then you will need to follow the official Facebook and Instagram channels, so connect now if you want to take part.
Are you hoping to win a prize from EA Sports FIFA during the Christmas promotion? Leave a comment below with your thoughts on the commercial, and of course the event this year as well.