#SaveProClubs has trended on Twitter after EA Sports confirmed cross-play will not apply to the popular game-mode in FIFA 23.
On Wednesday, EA dropped the official reveal trailer for FIFA 23, which will be the final edition under its current iteration before it becomes 'EA Sports FC' from then on.
EA said FIFA 23 will feature "the most advanced gameplay" and "deepest modes" in the franchise's history and detailed a series of changes and improvements across the game.
There is also huge excitement over PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S Stadia, and PC versions of FIFA 23 being cross-play compatible, as well as the same applying to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One .
Twitter user @TheVFL_ sent a lengthy statement to EA demanding an explanation and finished the message with the #SaveProClubs hashtag.
Dear @EASPORTSFIFA - We as a community demand answers.— VFL (@TheVFL_) July 20, 2022
They saw #FixProClubs when friendlies were broke, and they reacted. It's now time to be aggressive on social media again. They will notice us.#SaveProClubs pic.twitter.com/QvfeZM8Wed
And that prompted a slew of posts and replies in the same vein, stressing mass disappointment over a perceived overlooking of a mode that has such a strong community and helps bring about social interaction:
Very unfortunate that they ignore Pro Clubs once again. Adding Flashy Tattoos but denying the oportunity to introduce cross-play…— The_Mighty_Donut (@Alexander_youss) July 20, 2022
So much potential, so little effort. #SaveProClubs https://t.co/YfTXZqJOBA
So #saveproclubs is trending 🤣— Jcc (@WorldofJCC) July 20, 2022
Nobody cares about the hypermotion sweat droplets on Mbappe’s forehead in your trailer@EASPORTSFIFA come and tell us why you’ve decided not to add cross-play to FIFA 23 pro clubs
Invest some time in our mode and give us what we deserve! Stop ignoring and looking the other way#SaveProClubs— Nuno Silva (@xNuninho) July 20, 2022
PS: If you do this @theRickix will play an entire season at left back without complaining https://t.co/0ABJqNSSjX
No crossplay isn’t an option, @EAFIFADirect, you’ve let this scene down for years and the one time you could’ve made it right you decide to fuck us.— Hearfield (@HearfieId) July 20, 2022
It’s time for our voices to be heard - if it makes a difference or not.#SaveProClubs pic.twitter.com/LMz3gdEZcA
No cross play in the mode that would benefit from it the most, but of course it has to be in FUT, because that's where all the $$$ is.— BeeStee (@BeeSteeUK) July 20, 2022
Don't worry, we all know why, and it's not because of the "technical intricacies" you claim. Scum.@EAFIFADirect
My oh my @EASPORTSFIFA …— ✧ Pro Clubs Tournaments ✧ (@ATB_HUB) July 20, 2022
This wouldn’t even be as bad if you guys didn’t give us false hope. We are used to disappointment, but we thought maybe this was our chance, your chance even at redemption, but we’re not surprised.
I’m intrigued to see the aftermath.#saveproclubs https://t.co/aKYm1wnEFz
The only game mode that I can meet new friends whilst having the best banter and create memories. So many other like minded pro clubs players that have felt shoved to the side just so you can pump money in FUT. #saveproclubs https://t.co/DdAneLki6h— JasjoeVPG (@JasjoeVPG) July 20, 2022
Cross-play would be a huge step to expand the pro clubs community. There is so much potential, and I'm sure cross-play will reveal this. All we ask is to look closely at our community, and you will see it for yourselves @EASPORTSFIFA #SaveProClubs https://t.co/3LSkLsjxOI— ViiPeRz_Kenn (@ViiPeRz_Kenn) July 20, 2022
Pro Clubs is the one game mode that can be the most fun and it does not get enough attention. Matchmaking is impossible the higher divisions you go, as a PC player we can only play clubs at certain times to actually find games. We need Cross Play so badly on Clubs. #SaveProClubs https://t.co/VrRdIWTqRX— Matt💛💚 (@MatterzHD) July 20, 2022
The big news for this year's game is that gamers can now play with women's club sides. Major international teams have been included since FIFA 16 but the addition of the Barclays Women’s Super League in England and France's Division 1 Arkema is a game-changer.
Chelsea star Sam Kerr became the first female player to feature on a global FIFA cover in a ground-breaking move.
Similarly, players will also be able to play out both the men's and women's World Cups - Qatar this year and Australia and New Zealand next year - in the same game, with more details on that coming in due course.
Featured Image Credit: Image: EA Sports & @TheVFL_