The FIFA fans had asked the FIFA fans in late February, as the developer would respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. EA SPORTS announced for the first time on 2 March and announced to remove all Russian teams national team like clubs – from FIFA 22.

More than a month later, this undertaking can still be waiting. Both the “Sbornaja” and the Moscow clubs Zska, locomotive and spartak are further playable in impact mode – with and without live form. Possibilities for the update passed: Gameplay fixes and adjustments had made EA Sports in recent weeks.

Three major updates since announcement

Since March 2, Title Update 7, Live Tuning Update 4 and Title Update 8 were presented three larger patches. Nobody involved appropriate changes.

On FIFA Esport Demand of 2 March EA Sports referred to the statement published in a few hours. More than this first declaration of intent, however, has not happened since then in public perception.

Gazprom logo Continue on Schalke jerseys

EA Sports removes all items related to Russian clubs from ‘FIFA 22’ Ultimate Team

In addition to the exclusion of Russian teams, the developer had announced at that time, also “associated changes for other areas of the game”. In this loose direction, most fans interpreted the theme of the Gazprom logo on the jerseys of FC Schalke 04.

Again, there is no news: the emblem of the former main sponsor of “scarce” continues in the game on the royal blue chest. Consistently, EA Sports remained in the ESPORT: Russian players and teams were excluded from the FIFA 22 Global Series (FGS), currently benefits the Bochum ‘Snakez’.

EA missing necessary transparency

Solidarity with Ukraine had announced EA SPORTS on 2 March. Whether the distance Russian teams from FIFA 22 is the effective approach may be discussed. The selected and announced measures are not implemented after more than a month.

The ideas were there, the actions are – at least in this regard – so far not to be recognized. Which cause of the exclusion has not yet has, EA Sports did not call.

“We keep our community up to date on all actions made,” the developer said. A public communication, as is ordered by this unclosed process, is still out.