It’s been an odd weekend for the FIFA team, as not only has information on the game been leaked, but also that the game has already been sold to people in Spain, according to reports.
FIFA 20 Leaks
This past weekend, screenshots and videos were appearing on social media of what looked to be of FIFA 20. These shots showed off some of the new cards in FUT, as well as the ratings for some of the players in FIFA. Here’s one photo of the leaked info:
While some believed these images to be true, others were not too sure as to whether it was real. Today, FIFA Global Franchise Lead Corey Andress addressed some of the leaks, and pretty much confirmed that there was info that came out prematurely.
Hey all. Pretty crazy weekend, huh? 😬
As far as we can see, all “leaked” FIFA 20 videos (and accounts) have been from internal staff who mistakenly uploaded FIFA content to their Xbox Live account, which in turn, put out content that wasn’t meant to go live.
— Corey Andress (@EACoreySA) September 3, 2019
Andress wrote that EA staff mistakenly uploaded content from FIFA 20 to their accounts on Xbox Live, which in turn caused some sensitive info to get out. Andress also added in a later tweet that this leak was not intentional. He wrote, “It kills months of planning.”
However, an even stranger story has been that there have been rumors that FIFA 20 is already available in Spain, ahead of its September 27 release date. The Twitter account @FIFABetaLeaks sent out a tweet yesterday indicating that the game has already been sent to select shops in Spain, and that the game is already being sold.
Some people in Spain already got #FIFA20. If you're from there you can probably get it in a shop.
— FIFA 20 BETA LEAKS (@FIFABetaLeaks) September 3, 2019
Other Twitter users have wrote that this is true, but these reports have yet to be verified. The FIFA community, however, has reacted to the possible news that the game may be available early for gamers in Spain.
People already have FIFA 20 in Spain ? 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/FstgAnFKQv
— Mehdibob (@Mehdibob) September 2, 2019
*EA gives Spanish stores copies of FIFA 20*
– EA: "Release this on 27th September"
– Spain: "Sure"
*September 2nd Spain releases FIFA 20* pic.twitter.com/nnkal6zzS4
— Liam (@OfficialVizeh) September 3, 2019
People already playin’ FIFA 20?
The leak game super strong this year.
This gotta be an inside job.
— Mike LaBelle (@MikeLaBelle) September 3, 2019
UPDATE (9/4): An EA spokesperson has told SGO that while they believe the game is not actually available for purchase in Spain, they are looking into the issue.
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