According to the official EA Sports Twitter account, FIFA 15’s player market feature has been taken offline as the company works to rectify issues reported by users.
The in-game trading platform is currently offline across Xbox One and Xbox 360, with players first raising awareness of the issues over the weekend, and EA Canada has stated that it hopes to have normal service up and running again imminently.
“For Xbox One and Xbox 360 players, trading in EA Sports Football Club and the FUT Web App Transfer Market will be unavailable while our teams work on resolving current issues. Thanks for your patience while we improve and restore normal FIFA Ultimate Team gameplay.”
As more information surfaced yesterday, it appears as though many FIFA 15 players have also been victim to scammers, who lure users to illicit third-party websites all in the promise of free Ultimate Team card packs. EA addressed this by redirecting fans toward the company’s dedicated channels, where information explicitly states to ignore any and all potential scammers.
Having launched on September 23rd, EA Sports has released the first post-launch patch for the game, which looked to resolve the stuttering issues found on the PlayStation 4 version of the title. In addition, the update adjusted the somewhat temperamental ‘search-by-name’ feature within FIFA 15’s single-player career mode.
FIFA 15 launched around a month ago for PS4, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, Vita and PC. For more on the latest entry into EA’s footie behemoth, be sure to check out our in-depth review.