But it did, and it’s out this week, along with one hell of an update when you connect up online.
The answer to that, courtesy of Eurogamer, suggests that it’s normally much easier to pass cert if you’ve got a launch patch ready to fix everything that’s broken. Fortunate that EA have got this one in the bag, then, right?
We’ve no intention of listing the entire patch pile, as it’s about 200 lines, but it’s worth pointing out some of the better ‘fixes’. For starters, it looks like the patch will let you “add friends and join parties while in-game” and “invite others”, which is nice, and there’s a fix for the difficulty level which appears to default to Easy.
Some others? A fix for “players can no longer join an invitation only party without being invited,” is a belter, but we really, really like one: “Made the start button responsive as soon as the player enters the first menu screen.”
We’ve not had a review copy through and aren’t really expecting one, but we’ll have a look as soon as we can get hold of a copy…