"FIFA 15," EA's upcoming football title, may start having clean games once it gets released on Sept. 23, following the publisher's post against coin farmers and traders.
It seems that cheaters will be getting a red card, according the EA Sports blog post, as EA reminds potential cheaters that there will be actions when engaging in dishonest play in any EA Sports FIFA tittles.
EA has identify a number of ways by which cheating happens in the "FIFA" experience, starting with the use of bots. Coin farming can be done using bots, which EA had found was even done at a rate of four times as many as human FIFA Ultimate team players can do combined. Coin buying and selling is also not authorized in FUT, and has been banned since February 2014.
This is why EA has already held a ban process, with Coin Buying & Promoting getting these offences: 1st Offence (warning via email and in-game message), 2nd Offence (FUT Club reset & FIFA points returned) and 3rd Offence (Permanent FIFA online ban). Those engaging in Coin Selling and Farming will immediately be given the red card and a graver punishment of permanent online ban for all EA games.
EA's main goal in doing this is to avoid future cheating in other aspects of "FIFA 15," including cheating on the FUT, Pro Clubs and FIFA Interactive World Cup.
Another change that gamers will experience, at least for those getting the PS3 and Xbox 360 version, is that they will be missing out on the Pro Club mode.
"We're very confident in the amount of innovation and depth we're delivering for FIFA 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360 but there are some things we couldn't do for FIFA 15 on PS3 and Xbox 360, either based on the limitations of these consoles, or our time and resources," said EA Sports in a statement quoted by Eurogamer.
Pro Clubs mode is supposed to allow players to create or join an existing club so players can participate in an 11v11 gameplay online.
While this mode won't be on the list for the PS3 and Xbox 360, there are still 11 modes to expect for the last-gen consoles:
- FIFA Ultimate Team
- Career Mode
- EA Sports Football Club
- Tournament Mode
- Online Seasons
- Online Friendlies
- Co-Op Seasons
- Skill Games
- Kick Off
- Practice Arena
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