FIFA games are a worldwide phenomenon and there are many sports fans out there that can’t wait for the latest installment to come out. Finally here, FIFA 18 promised a lot of good things for its players. However, it would seem that enjoying the game just became trickier with the release of the latest update for the game. Reports show that many players are having trouble with the game after installing the most recent update that had just come out. Upon trying to launch or play the game, players get the classic and daunting message “FIFA 18 has stopped working”.
“I have the same problem, I can’t open the game after the update. I have already tried to repair the game from origin options but nothing has changed” says Simolazio96, a user on the EA forums which seems to be having the same problem as other users on that platform. Those that play the game through the Origin service should know that apparently, trying to fix the game settings from that platform doesn’t solve the issue, and the game continues to be unplayable.
EA releases a statement
With so much anticipation for the game being squashed by it not being playable, it was only a matter of time before got heated enough for EA to respond publicly to what’s happening. In a tweet sent out by EA, the company is saying that they are going to investigate the problem and that they are aware of the “connection issues” that both FIFA 17 and 18 are currently displaying. While this shows that there is someone looking into the problem, it does not give the eager crowd anything to hold on to in terms of hoping for a speedy recovery.
The problem might fix itself
Another user on the EA forums claims that for them, the game just fixed itself after trying it a bit later. This might be an isolated case but it definitely speaks for the weirdness of the whole thing. With that in mind, try launching the game a bit later and see if there is anything changed in the way that your device responds. You might be as lucky as the aforementioned user and get to play FIFA 18 sooner than you’d think.
There are many ways in which this situation can go, depending on the source of the problem, and whether it’s a hardware related issue or a network one. All we can do now is hope that EA takes this problem seriously and addresses the concern with a speedy solution which will allow its player base to enjoy the game that they’ve waited so long for. If they want to keep selling their FIFA franchise, they will probably make this issue a priority.