Mason Greenwood’s return to football has been marked by his inclusion in EA FC 24, the latest installment of the popular EA Sports franchise. However, fans of the game will be disappointed to learn that Greenwood will not be featured in the Ultimate Team mode.
Greenwood’s absence from FIFA 22 was a result of his arrest in January last year. Following the arrest, he was removed from active squads and was not playable in offline modes or multiplayer matches. He was also taken out of Ultimate Team packs and Ultimate Draft and did not appear in FIFA 23 at all.
However, the charges against Greenwood were dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service in February, and he made a comeback by joining Getafe on loan. He recently made his debut for the club in a 3-2 win over Osasuna. As a result, EA confirmed that Greenwood would be included in EA FC 24, but not in Ultimate Team.
The reason for Greenwood’s exclusion from Ultimate Team is that he was not part of an active squad at the time of EA’s cut-off date for final team and player data. He had been suspended by Manchester United since his initial arrest and only returned to action when his loan switch to Getafe was confirmed. EA Sports FC 24 aims to authentically reflect the active rosters of teams and clubs in the real world of football, and as Greenwood was not part of an active roster at the time of the cut-off date, he will not appear in Ultimate Team at launch.
There are currently no plans to add Greenwood to Ultimate Team at a later date. He will also be absent from FC Mobile and FC Online, as Getafe does not feature in these titles. However, fans will still be able to play with Greenwood in kick-off mode, although it remains to be seen if his rating will remain the same as it was at the time of his removal (78).
Despite not being included in Ultimate Team, Greenwood’s return to the game is a positive development for both him and his fans. It reflects his comeback to football after a challenging period and showcases his talent and potential. As he continues to impress on the pitch, there may be opportunities for him to be featured in future editions of the game.
In conclusion, Mason Greenwood’s inclusion in EA FC 24 marks his return to the FIFA franchise after being removed from the game due to his arrest. While he won’t be available in Ultimate Team, fans can still enjoy playing with him in kick-off mode. As he progresses in his career, there may be chances for him to be added to Ultimate Team in the future.