Some big news has dropped out of the EA Sports camp this week. Trade Offers have officially been removed from FUT 15, which will see the end to a feature we have grown accustomed to since Ultimate Team's first introduction.
EA Sports released a statement regarding this issue and it is indeed the 'abused' loop-hole style trading which has caused the developers to do so.
EA Sports react to problem
They said: 'We’ll be removing Trade Offers from FIFA 15 Ultimate Team.
'Although some honest players used this feature to trade with friends, it became one of the methods used by coin sellers to sell and move coins. Account phishers also abused Trade Offers by moving stolen players and coins after wrongfully gaining access to unsuspecting FUT player accounts.
'This will also address “bid bumping”, where people would try and trick others into bidding far more than they wanted for a player item.
'It was a tough decision, but this is the right step towards improving security, showing cheaters the red card, and keeping FUT safe for all FIFA fans.'
More security measures imposed
Furthermore, EA Sports have set Transfer Target to 50 player items, meaning that you will be allowed to bid on up to 50 players at a time.
And lastly, an extra layer of security (more info here) to Ultimate Team to protect players from scammers and hackers, some of which used Trade Offers to cheat their way to FIFA glory.
A bold move to say the least by EA Sports.
In lighter news, the online web app will be available to players from September 17, for the first time without Trade Offers, and then it is just over a week until FIFA 15 hits shelves in the UK.
What do you think of EA Sports' decision to remove Trade Offers?