FIFA 21 Is Removing Some Celebrations To Prevent Toxic Behavior

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FIFA 21 is a highly anticipated sports game launching this year. The FIFA video game franchise has managed to capture a large audience that loves the fun gameplay and competitive feeling that the games provide. The previous few FIFA games have been criticized for not meeting expectations, but we'll have to wait and see if FIFA 21 can fix those issues. However, the franchise is currently looking into removing some toxic elements from its online mode.

Many fans are waiting to see if FIFA 21 can offer a true next-gen experience and whether or not will the game be able to rectify the errors of previous games. The online aspects of FIFA games are known to upset gamers, which include server issues and matchmaking headaches. To minimize player aggravation and keep the focus on the experience rather than on celebration, the game is removing two specific celebrations. However, we are still unsure how the removal of two celebrations will improve the player experience.

The two celebrations "Shush" and "A-OK" are being removed from FIFA 21 and the studio has its reasons for removing them. The game's lead gameplay producer, Sam Rivera, stated, "We were told by the community that there's toxic behaviors in the game, and we wanted to make sure we removed them."

It certainly seems that the studio has taken community feedback before removing these two specific animations. Rivera further stated, "we removed some of the celebrations that people thought were not the best idea to have in the game."

Given that FIFA is already a competitive game, players will definitely find new ways to provoke other players, and merely removing certain animations will not have a noticeable impact on the player experience. Additionally, for a game like FIFA, it could definitely use a video-assisted referee to address toxic behaviors, but it seems that the franchise doesn't want to consider that despite player requests.

FIFA 21 will be releasing on October 9 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Additionally, the game will also be developed for PS5, Xbox Series X, and Stadia.

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