EA Sports Receives Backlash After Releasing Player Ratings For FIFA 21
After release the much anticipated player ratings for FIFA 21, EA Sports got lots of negative feedbacks as people had issues with how it downgraded and/or upgraded some players.
Electronic Arts (EA) announced the top 100 players in FIFA 21 on 10th September 2020. The gaming company will release the game on 6th October 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC users. It will launch it for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S and X in November 2020.
As is tradition for the company, it released the player cards to show the different abilities that the players would come with. However, it turned out to not go well with gaming enthusiasts.
One of the major talking points was how Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson had the same rating. The two players are rated an overall 86 and many people did not like that. See some reactions below:
On Fifa 21 Pogba and Henderson are the same rating. The scary thing is this will make kids believe they’re the same level of player. This is why people need to get: FIFA ratings are not realistic!!! pic.twitter.com/kzpx4wRkQE
— Alexei (@MUFC_redarmy99) September 10, 2020
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This why I don’t play to that s**t game. Ain’t buying FIFA 21 knowing Jordan fucking Henderson has the same rating as Paul Pogba. pic.twitter.com/REwhhxtsWj
— (@orcautd_) September 10, 2020
Also, game players took offense that Arsenal’s Aubameyang and Liverpool’s Firminho had the same overall rating at 87. One Twitter user posted:
So Aubameyang whos scored 20+ goals since 15/16 season is rated in Fifa 21 LOWER than Kane and Sterling (out scored both) and the same as Fernandes (pen merch), Son (11 goals) and Firmino (9 goals)
Clueless … pic.twitter.com/5nXHmelVnw
— Joe Hawkins (@joehawkins_afc) September 10, 2020
Other talking points from the FIFA 21 player ratings release was that Barcelona’s superstar, Lionel Messi, finished as the best player in the game, with an overall rating of 93. This is a downgrade from is rating of 94 in FIFA 2020.
Juventus icon Cristiano Ronaldo comes after Messi with a 92 overall rating. Behind the duo, FC Bayern star Robert Lewandowski, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, PSG’s Neymar Jr., and Atlético Madrid’s Jab Oblak all have a 91 overall rating.
When FIFA 21 launches in October 2020, we will see how the player ratings translate in-game.
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