The official EA Sports FIFA on Twitter has confirmed they are working with Sony and Microsoft while the FIFA 15 FUT servers seem to be down today. As most of Product Reviews readers are aware by now, PSN and Xbox Live are under attack and have been offline for most of December 25.
Many developers are updating gamers directly on their official Twitter channels, so as expected, we see the same from EA Sports. While it might first look like EA’s servers are down, the fact is PS4, Xbox One, and older consoles are not able to connect or sign-in due to a DDOS directed at Sony/Microsoft.
The latest Xbox Live and PSN Status update details services as offline, or “Core Services” being “Limited for Xbox One and 360 owners. This is the biggest outage we have seen in years and of course, it’s on one of the biggest days for online gaming.
You can see the said tweet left by EA Sports FIFA above, which basically answered a question from one FIFA 15 owner that wanted to know why “Ultimate Team is down”. EA made it clear they are “working together” with their “partners to resolve this situation as soon as possible”.
If you try to access most online areas of a PS4 and Xbox One, you will receive error codes. For example, NW-31456-9 is given when trying to see your friends list on PS4, but this is down and PSN is offline right now.
UPDATE 19:40: EA have announced that FIFA Ultimate Team is now ready to come back online after the scheduled maintenance planned for today ran over the original deadline.
“FUT is now ramping back up to full online service. Thanks for your patience,” They confirmed on Twitter.
UPDATE 18:20: EA have confirmed FIFA 15 FUT will be offline past the 6pm UK time earlier promised.
“Our scheduled #FUT maintenance has been extended until further notice,” A Twitter post from the dev team explained.
“New #TOTW available once the online service is restored.”
EA revealed they would be performing scheduled maintenance for FIFA Ultimate Team and EA Sports Football Club beginning at 7:00 AM UK.
The original estimated downtime was given at 3 hours but this has had to be extended, the games publisher have confirmed.
During this time, FIFA Ultimate Team, the Web App, Mobile companion app, and EA SPORTS Football Club will be offline but online service for all other game modes will be unaffected.
“Our #FUT maintenance has had to be extended. Apologies for any inconvenience. Our team is working to get you back on the pitch asap!” an EA statement explained.
“Scheduled maintenance on #FUT has been extended by an additional 6 hours. All platforms will be affected. Estimated up time: 6pm UK/10am PT.”
Chelsea star Eden Hazard recently revealed his FIFA Ultimate Legends Team, containing a range of former Premier League stars from Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Remember a few days back we reported on how players from Everton and Liverpool resumed their rivalry in the virtual world via FIFA 15? Well EA SPORTS made us wait for a very long time before finally revealing the winner of that contest. It was Liverpool who came out on top with a tense 3-2 win over Everton in the Merseyside derby where players from both the clubs took on each other.
Jose Enrique, Fabio Borini, Jon Flanagan and Danny Ward represented Liverpool, and on the other side, Everton were represented by their talisman Leighton Baines, and the trio of Joel Robles, Tyias Browning and Ryan Ledson.
Game 1 had the players pick Real Madrid and Bayern Munich with the Liverpool players winning the contest 4-0. Game 2 was the traditional El Classico which the Everton players won 3-1 by picking Real Madrid. The final was the much anticipated one as the players picked their own sides finally. The game had everything with Gerrard scoring and missing one penalty, red cards flying all around and it was the Liverpool players who came out on top picking up a 3-2 victory.