FIFA 18: EA Sports omits Jammu & Kashmir from India map

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In a new set of developments, the world’s leading game creator, Electronic Arts (EA) Sports’ latest version of ‘FIFA game’ does not show J&K in the map of India.

The 25th instalment of EA Sports’ FIFA series, FIFA 18 is all set to be released on 29 September.

FIFA 18 is set to hit the stores on 29th September and anticipation is high for the popular console game’s impending release. However, while trying out an early released version of the game, it is found – a map of India without Jammu & Kashmir, sportskeeda.com reported.

FIFA 18 promises to become the highest grossing EA Sports video game ever and one reason for the game’s popularity is the unveiling of new features on an annual basis with every release.

While this can be shrugged off as a glitch on EA’s part, the graveness of the situation cannot be ignored.

With the growing interest of football in India and the increasing number of FIFA Ultimate Team players, EA Sports’ footprint in India is only going to increase, with the retooled Indian Super League set to be part of FIFA’s club teams in the near future. As such, such an error needs to be corrected before FIFA 18 hits the shelves, the report says.

Pertinently, in 2015, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a video of his internet.org venture, which showed the Indian map without Jammu and Kashmir.

Doha based English news channel Al-Jazeera faced a five-day ban by the Indian Government after they depicted the Indian map, which showed Jammu and Kashmir divided between Pakistan and India.

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