Which sports teams are most impacted by the FIFA 16 lockout?
In August, FIFA 16 hit the internet for the first time, and it was widely criticised by many for a lack of content and for locking players out for months on end.
“It’s not like I’m here to tell you, you’re going to be disappointed,” one of the game’s creators, Tom Clancy, told Wired at the time.
But he did offer a message: “I’m here for you.
If you want something better, go look elsewhere.
The lockout in the UK and US has resulted in the closure of dozens of pubs and clubs across the country, and the closure in Australia of some of the country’s biggest clubs, including the Sydney Swans, Melbourne Demons and Brisbane Lions.
While many players are still on the sidelines, many have been able to attend games at home.
Some, like James Troisi, are using the game to help them cope with the disruption.
“I can’t go out and play a game, but I can still sit down and watch and see what’s going on,” Troisi said.
He told Wired: “It gives you a sense of calm and a sense that I’m part of the solution.”
There are also signs that the game is gaining popularity among young people, who are finding ways to get involved with it, like Daniela Tardelli, a 21-year-old student at London’s Loughborough University, who has been playing FIFA 16 for three weeks.
“It gives me an excuse to spend some time with friends, to go on the internet, watch videos and play,” Tardella said.
“We’ve been really lucky to have these young people who are in it, so they’re not just in it to have fun but to make a positive difference.”