EA has been tinkering with social media interaction in their sports games for a little while now, but to this point not much progress has been made. Players are more connected to one another than ever now, and be it by Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr, there’s no shortage of ways to rub victory in another player’s face. FIFA, NHL, and Madden players can already upload highlight videos to official EA websites, but we want to see that type of service taken one step further.
When we get that amazing knock-out, we want to upload it to Twitter immediately so that everyone knows what we’ve just accomplished. When the title has changed hands in our online fight league, we want to let the rest of the league know in a quick Facebook status update that’s sent automatically. EA should also work to include the ability to run official blogs or Facebook pages for our fight camps or online leagues. This way, players can constantly stay connected to their online persona and friends, even when the console is turned off.