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Bazry
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(09-29-2017, 09:25 AM)
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This is fucked up, now people have their hands on the Switch version, it appears theres no option to play matches with your friends online

What possible reason could there be for this fundamental option to not be included? Despite Nintendo's poor online system, multiple games on Switch allow this option, plus it was an option on the Wii U version of Fifa

Not sure i'll be keeping my copy now, might just end up sending it back

EDIT: For those who seem unsure whether this is a EA or Nintendo issue:

Originally Posted by Jonneh3003

Posted in the wrong thread earlier, whoops:









Nintendo, Capcom, Sega, Konami and even indie dev Shin'en let you play with friends. Sure, Nintendo should have better features on an OS level but that doesn't excuse what you hand over to the consumer. If indie developers can jump through hoops I'm sure the largest publisher out there can give it a shot.

Kielbasa
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(09-29-2017, 09:26 AM)
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Deal breaker for me, happy I didn't buy it yet.
E_Darkness
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(09-29-2017, 09:27 AM)
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That sounds like a massive oversight. Why would I not buy FIFA to play with the lads
EDarkness
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(09-29-2017, 09:28 AM)
Maybe it's something they can patch in later?
marmoka
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(09-29-2017, 09:28 AM)
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Thank god I didn't get it. This does not make any sense.

No wonder why EA has been many times named as the worst videogame company. They never treat their costumers well.
ZAMtendo
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(09-29-2017, 09:29 AM)
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They better have something to say as I was about to buy it on Switch...
Vampirolol
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(09-29-2017, 09:29 AM)
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But why?
Gurish
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(09-29-2017, 09:29 AM)
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Throw it to the garbage, this version is now pretty much worthless.
Cow Mengde
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(09-29-2017, 09:30 AM)
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EA games, baby!
Trunx28
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(09-29-2017, 09:30 AM)
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Nintendo doooomed!

No, seriously. They should patch that in asap
wanders
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(09-29-2017, 09:30 AM)
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I blame Nintendo
Ostinatto
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(09-29-2017, 09:31 AM)
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The AI is so good, you dont need friends.
Mysterious
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(09-29-2017, 09:31 AM)
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Lol this is like one of the core features of FIFA too...
eFKac
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(09-29-2017, 09:31 AM)
People will still find excuses to buy this version so it's fine.
DeuceGamer
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(09-29-2017, 09:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by wanders

I blame Nintendo

To be fair, other games allow playing with friends, unless Iím missing something.
Zoon
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(09-29-2017, 09:32 AM)
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I kind of like that EA didn't solve this issue themselves (well yeah, it sucks for those who get the game). Maybe with a big outcry Nintendo will finally get their shit together.
Green Yoshi
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(09-29-2017, 09:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gurish

Throw it to the garbage, this version is now pretty much worthless.

I only play against the CPU or offline against friends.

Still a lazy move.
EDarkness
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(09-29-2017, 09:33 AM)

Originally Posted by eFKac

People will still find excuses to buy this version so it's fine.

I never play sports games with friends, so it doesn't affect me at all.

Originally Posted by Zoon

I kind of like that EA didn't solve this issue themselves (well yeah, it sucks for those who get the game). Maybe with a big outcry Nintendo will finally get their shit together.

Isn't this an EA thing? Other NS games allow you to play with friends.
Bazry
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(09-29-2017, 09:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gurish

Throw it to the garbage, this version is now pretty much worthless.

I mean 90% of the reason why I bought this was for portability, so its not like that suddenly isn't now there for me, but this just seems like such a stupid decision that makes no sense
SlipperyFishes
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(09-29-2017, 09:33 AM)
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Maybe they couldnít tie EA accounts to the service yet. Same reason why Better Together cross platform hasnít launched yet?
Storm Kyleis
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(09-29-2017, 09:34 AM)
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You can play with strangers, right?
SinCityAssassin
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(09-29-2017, 09:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Storm Kyleis

You can play with strangers, right?

Yes.
odhiex
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(09-29-2017, 09:34 AM)
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What? seriously what is this? That's a major bummer.
Neith
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(09-29-2017, 09:34 AM)
I really hope by the Switch 2 Nintendo sorts all of this stuff out so we don't have these problems at all.
_Legacy_
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(09-29-2017, 09:35 AM)
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That's a real bummer for Switch footy fans. Of all the features for the game not to have on Switch, I thought playing friends online would have been a basic inclusion.
TheMoon
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(09-29-2017, 09:35 AM)
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To clarify: does this mean
online with online friends
or
online while doing local co-op?

Originally Posted by EDarkness

Maybe it's something they can patch in later?

Of course they can.

Originally Posted by Storm Kyleis

You can play with strangers, right?

The news would be "does not have online play" if you couldn't.
Bendo
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(09-29-2017, 09:35 AM)
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Let's be honest, this is something Nintendo should have sorted out a long time ago. I expect they'll patch it in later through the app or something later on, but not having such a core feature after six months is not great.
KingSnake
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(09-29-2017, 09:37 AM)
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Maybe Nintendo will update the Switch Online app with a FIFA app. /s
Daffy Duck
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(09-29-2017, 09:37 AM)
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Can you play online? You just can't invite friends?
Metal B
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(09-29-2017, 09:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bendo

Let's be honest, this is something Nintendo should have sorted out a long time ago. I expect they'll patch it in later through the app or something later on, but not having such a core feature after six months is not great.

This has nothing to do with Nintendo directly. It's possible in other Switch games.
Phife Dawg
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(09-29-2017, 09:37 AM)
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That's how Fast RMX was at first. Devs have to actively put it in, so I guess they will patch it later.
gossi
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(09-29-2017, 09:37 AM)
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To clarify, you can play online. The friend stuff in both this game and Switch generally needs some work.
Bazry
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(09-29-2017, 09:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bendo

Let's be honest, this is something Nintendo should have sorted out a long time ago. I expect they'll patch it in later through the app or something later on, but not having such a core feature after six months is not great.

I can't see how this can be a Nintendo problem, as said multiple games on Switch allow this and it was fine on Wii U
the_milkybar_kid
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(09-29-2017, 09:38 AM)
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Ugh, what the fuck? Was planning on playing my mate tonight for a few hours. That's basic fucking stuff!
Toadthemushroom
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(09-29-2017, 09:39 AM)
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Guess it's not particularly surprising. There was an interview with the producer of the game and he was frank in saying that they had to pick and choose what to include in what is a first iteration of a bespoke version of the game before it launched in September:

Originally Posted by Lazarescu

"The list of features to include is never-ending," Lazarescu concludes. "With FIFA, you have a fixed amount of time every year. So you have to make the best choices really fast to deliver the best thing possible. Overall, for a first year, this is an incredible game and it allows us to build on it. That was the main goal besides doing a very fun, responsive and immersive game that feels like a FIFA. We don't want to do a one-off. We want to do something that we can build on.

Also worth noting:

Although EA has other games for the console in the works, this is by far its biggest bet, and its success or failure may go on to dictate its ongoing support.

But its commercial performance will matter most to the development team. Lazarescu calls this a "foundation year" and lists off numerous things he and his team hope to include in future iterations. That will only happen if the game succeeds. The franchise received just one entry on Wii U due to its under-performance. Whereas on Vita - the previous 'best portable FIFA ever' - the lukewarm reception meant the game wasn't given much time and effort beyond the initial 2012 release [indeed, subsequent Vita games simply boasted an updated roster and little else].

Guymelef
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(09-29-2017, 09:39 AM)
Who would want to play a Sports game with friends?
On the go is the only thing it matters.
KingSnake
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(09-29-2017, 09:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bazry

I can't see how this can be a Nintendo problem, as said multiple games on Switch allow this and it was fine on Wii U

Seeing how FAST RMX had the same problem and how Nintendo it's trying to push the matchmaking to the Online app, it's obviously not a straight feature out of the box.
D_prOdigy
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(09-29-2017, 09:40 AM)
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seems like the sort of feature you'd want in your game, i dunno
SlipperyFishes
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(09-29-2017, 09:40 AM)
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Yeah EA seem to have worded this to exclude online from a lot of modes

Fifa via Amazon

Sounds like they might not be patching anything but they do mention Online seasons tho
AbandonedTrolley
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(09-29-2017, 09:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bazry

This is fucked up, now people have their hands on the Switch version, it appears theres no option to play matches with your friends online

What possible reason could there be for this fundamental option to not be included? Despite Nintendo's poor online system, multiple games on Switch allow this option, plus it was an option on the Wii U version of Fifa

Not sure i'll be keeping my copy now, might just end up sending it back

So you can play against friends, just not with friends on the same team? Or just no friends play at all unless you get lucky?
J@hranimo
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(09-29-2017, 09:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Toadthemushroom

Guess it's not particularly surprising. There was an interview with the producer of the game and he was frank in saying that they had to pick and choose what to include in what is a first iteration of a bespoke version of the game before it launched in September:



Also worth noting:

Originally Posted by SlipperyFishes

Yeah EA seem to have worded this to exclude online from a lot of modes

Fifa via Amazon

Sounds like they might not be patching anything but they do mention Online seasons tho

That's crazy as hell.
deoee
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(09-29-2017, 09:42 AM)
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Mario kart and splatoon 2 also miss some play with friends options
Blablurn
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(09-29-2017, 09:42 AM)
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damn
ronpontelle
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(09-29-2017, 09:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by eFKac

People will still find excuses to buy this version so it's fine.

It's the portability that's the USP for me and I don't play online much and playing with randoms is fine for me when I do, but it's pretty crappy. Whether it's Nintendo's fault (not having a better friend/invite system) or EA's for not doing what others have done.

I'm sure it'll be patched in. I'm not sure when I'll pick it up, but hopefully it'll be in by then!
TheMoon
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(09-29-2017, 09:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bendo

Let's be honest, this is something Nintendo should have sorted out a long time ago. I expect they'll patch it in later through the app or something later on, but not having such a core feature after six months is not great.

Why are you acting like you can't play any game with friends online when everyone knows you can and has been doing it since launch?!?

How is this immediately "oh nintendo..." just because it's online related?

I don't follow this logic.

Originally Posted by Bendo

Sure, the Switch has some sort of matchmaking, but if it's so much work to implement that EA have decided to cut it to save time, then I'd say Nintendo have fucked up. At the end of the day it's their responsibility to create a framework that allows developers to easily hook into their ecosystem, they're planning to charge money for this after all.

I can agree with this more fleshed out version of the point.

Originally Posted by deoee

Mario kart and splatoon 2 also miss some play with friends options

By design. You can play with friends in both.
JustJavi
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(09-29-2017, 09:48 AM)
I've got a list of games for Switch that I want to buy, but trying to only spend so much money on games per month. Fifa was on the second position, but I think I'm gonna take it away from the list until something is done about it.
Bendo
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(09-29-2017, 09:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bazry

I can't see how this can be a Nintendo problem, as said multiple games on Switch allow this and it was fine on Wii U

Sure, the Switch has some sort of matchmaking, but if it's so much work to implement that EA have decided to cut it to save time, then I'd say Nintendo have fucked up. At the end of the day it's their responsibility to create a framework that allows developers to easily hook into their ecosystem, they're planning to charge money for this after all.
the_milkybar_kid
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(09-29-2017, 09:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Guymelef

Who would want to play a Sports game with friends?
On the go is the only thing it matters.

What a bizarre point of view.
Kiraly
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(09-29-2017, 09:52 AM)
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Not like I have friends with a Switch anyhow.
kiguel182
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(09-29-2017, 09:53 AM)
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This is just dumb.

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