EA Football World site launches

Posted April 18th, 2008 at 3:29 pm

A few days ago EA Sports launched the EA Football World website. If you have already registered on EA Sports World then the same log-in will access Football World. Normally I wouldn’t take much interest in a site that is dedicated to soccer games (right now it is used solely for UEFA 2008). However it actually provides a look at some of what the Sports World website will offer when it relaunches this summer.

Immediately noticeable improvements include the removal of heavy flash elements which leads to the pages loading much quicker, widgets to customize your personal page, and the addition of ratings and comments on videos.

There have been many gripes with Sports World. Log-in issues, Gamertag/PSN linking issues, slow loading times, and not being able to upload videos to popular hosting sites are the most most commonly mentioned. Certainly having embeddable videos that could be stored permanently would be desirable. It also appears Football World is still missing a much needed password reminder/reset option.

I’ve been told that feedback regarding the EA Football World website could potentially be applied to Sports World. Since the site will play a part in upcoming titles such as NCAA Football 09 and Madden 09 the community feedback could be of huge benefit. So feel free to leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comments and I’ll make sure they’re passed along.