On September 28, 2018 EA delivered another installment of its FIFA series. FIFA 19. The game was released on PC (via Origin), PS4, Xbox One and Switch. While the information about the game on the storefronts of Origin, PS4 and Xbox One was accurate, Nintendo & EA made mistakes on the switch side of the game.
For the context, FIFA 19 was developed on the EA Frostbite engine for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions. For the switch, however, it was developed separately from EA's Ignite engine, which was last used for the FIFA series to develop FIFA 16 for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One versions.
The same applies to the single player story mode of FIFA 19 The tripthat tells the story of young footballer Alex Hunter as he travels through his career. It was developed in the Frostbite engine and was therefore not part of the switch version. "We deliberately chose to create a custom experience for Switch because we were looking for a flawless 60 fps experience," said game maker Andrew Lazarescu in an interview with USGamer. "There may be some gaps between our custom engine and the Frostbite Engine, but each year we not only want to add more future, but also build the engine to fill those gaps. And it's only year two, after all. "
EA has reportedly worked on supporting the Frostbite Engine for the switch. Nintendo has not officially confirmed the information since then and we do not have solid information on this topic yet.
However, on Nintendo's US and Canadian websites, the game was referred to as "Powered by Frostbite ™ Engine," and the game features "a dramatic finale to Alex Hunter's story in The Journey: Champions," a new mode in the eternal world. popular FIFA Ultimate Team ™ ". Either Nintendo brings an update with the support of Frostbite and the inclusion of The tripor the company has updated the description of the game with completely false and misleading information.
The description on the page Change is:
Frostbite ™ gives EA SPORTS ™ FIFA 19 a masterpiece both on and off the field. FIFA 19 is led by the prestigious UEFA Champions League and offers enhanced gameplay features that allow you to control the pitch at any time. There are new and unrivaled gameplay options, including a dramatic finale to Alex Hunter's story in The Journey: Champions, a new mode in the ever-popular FIFA Ultimate Team ™, and more. Rise of champions in FIFA 19.
This is the same description as on pages 19, Origin, PS4 and Xbox One of FIFA 19. However, the description is not included on other Nintendo websites including Nintendo's main Japanese website. The other sites in the Asia-Pacific region and the European websites also do not seem to have the misleading information mentioned above.
Translated (via Google Translate) –
In "FIFA 19" a master is born.
"FIFA 19" will provide an experience that only champions inside and outside the field can taste. UEFA Champions League brings development into the game "FIFA 19" can control every moment on the court. A new mode of FIFA Ultimate Team ™, which is characterized by high popularity, a new experience in kick-off mode, etc., offers a unique opportunity to enjoy it.
Take a closer look at the description on the Nintendo UK website. This is the same description that is available on all other Nintendo websites. Interestingly enough, Nintendo.com had the same description on July 26, 2018 (via Archive.org).
Nintendo later changed the description, which was captured on January 13, 2019.
However, it has since been changed to the misleading one.
There is no clear evidence of when the change was made and whether it was intentional or not.
In the United States, the federal government regulates advertising (in this case wrong advertisement) by the Federal Trade Commission, with the aim of preventing and not punishing. False advertising is considered part of civil law and not criminal law, which "requires the advertiser to cease his or her illegal activities or to disclose the disclosure of additional information intended to prevent the possibility of deception." Wikipedia)
While the well-known population considers this a minor issue, it may be deceptive for players who buy the game and read the misleading information. However, given Nintendo's unclear reimbursement policy, the case would only get worse.
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