EA has crushed the May the 4th of Star Wars fans with its “always online” | Top News
Electronic Arts has been in the video game industry for many years, but holding the Star Wars license, not so much. With the closure of LucasArts, many IPs began to be managed by the Americans, and with them the latest games in the galactic saga. Today, the one known as “May the 4th” that a gap has been made as Star Wars Day, many users have wanted to celebrate this special date by playing their favorite games in the saga, something impossible because EA servers have crashed.
Star Wars Battlefront, Battlefront 2, Jedi: Fallen Order, Jedi: Survivor or Star Wars: Squadrons are some of the games with which EA boasts the distribution. All of them, even if you buy them through Steam, depend on the online activator of Electronic Arts as well as an account in its EA App, an application that today has not had the best of its days.
As players have shared on Reddit and we can see on, for example, Downdetector, EA’s servers have been down all day today. The failures have started this morning, with a spectacular peak of reports of failures in the afternoon, but it is seen that the problems have extended until after 7:00 p.m. This has led to players not being able to access their favorite Star Wars games on a day as important as “May the 4th”.
While it’s not an affront to players, not being able to access games you’ve purchased, regardless of whether they are online or not, has rightly pissed off many. One of those affected is the brand’s latest release, Jedi: Survivor. Although the game has taken a beating due to its performance, it has taken Steam by storm and it is to be expected that just 1 week after its release there are still many people wanting to continue with its game.
Given that EA’s authentication servers have been down for most of the day, accessing Jedi: Survivor or Battlefront 2, for example, has been impossible. This, as is to be expected, It hasn’t just affected Star Warsbut Battlefield or Apex Legends have also run into the same problem.
One that has escaped unplayability is the Dead Space remake. Apparently, although EA holds the position of distributor and publisher, the survival horror does not have an external trigger, at least if you play on Steam. If on the other hand you play on the EA App, players have had problems.
As I have mentioned, the problems seem to have been solved for the most part. Even so, many have had the day of playing any Star Wars game screwed up for celebrate may 4th, especially for European players. But do you know why Star Wars Day is celebrated today? The companions of Esports Extras have the answer for it.
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