Many Xbox players who were part of the FIFA 23 beta test and were able to access the game, update it, and even preload the Ultimate Edition month before it’s scheduled release. As a result, a lot of unannounced information including FIFA 23 player ratings, player stats, game soundtrack, and kits were leaked on Twitter.
EA managed to spot this quickly and shut down online servers in response. Multiple reports of Twitter accounts getting suspended or DMCA strikes after sharing the FIFA 23 player ratings or stats. This seems pretty unfair as players didn’t really go out of their way to access the game early or gather the information illegally, but they are being punished for something that isn’t their fault.
One content creator, FutSpy with more than 76,000 followers got his account suspended after sharing couple of player cards on Twitter.
Another FIFA content creator, FUTZONE with more than 81,000 followers suggested to delete any images shared on Twitter before they get copyright strikes.
One of the oldest FIFA content creator, Riggers raised some good points here
One of the biggest FIFA graphics accounts on Twitter, Criminal_x aka Sahil also got DMCA notice for posting FIFA 23 content even when he self-made the cards.
EA Sports tweeted about the error which caused early access to game and termed it as “unintentionally” but nothing about striking down these established Twitter accounts, that have worked years to build a credible following and have only shared publicly available information, that was released into the public domain, with no prior non disclosure agreements.