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Switching Sides Mid-game in OFFLINE Franchise Mode

guys - not being able to switch sides mid game to play both offenses against computer defense in franchise mode is such a simple fix. I understand not allowing it in online franchise obviously, but for offline franchise? are you kidding me? such a simple fix.
make it happen guys!


  • EA_Blueberry
    4139 posts EA Community Manager
    Can you explain to me why you want to switch sides?
  • Not OP, but I would like this feature as well. For a total control 32 team franchise it would be nice to play as both offenses, rather than having to pick which team to play as each game. When I play as one team against the CPU, it requires constant adjustment of the sliders to keep the game balanced. But by playing both offenses it makes single player more balanced and exciting.
  • EA_Blueberry
    4139 posts EA Community Manager
    Thanks, @Master_Vandar

    I think a current workaround for this is to play an offline franchise and assign yourself and 1 other player 16 teams each. This way you'll improve your chances of being able to play a decent amount of games from both sides.

    I don't think a lot of players overall would use this feature if implemented into the game, however I can't say it's not possible to add it. It's a matter of difficulty of implementation and where it falls on the priority list if they can get it before launch or after launch in an update.
  • also be able to watch a post season game CPU vs CPU in offline franchise mode
    if you do not reach the post season during a season at least to be able to see all the other games as a spectator including the superbowl as a spectator cpu vs cpu and / or with the fast simulation the possibility of choice would be appreciated
  • Aelbi
    33 posts Member
    edited January 27
    I agree that this should be a simple fix. I would include this along with several limitations I don’t understand why are in the game. For what purpose is there to limit anything in franchise modes whether it is for online or offline mode? Online mode could simply just have a switch to turn it on or off, but for offline mode it is simply illogical to have it not possible. Other titles do not have this limitation.

    The purpose is simply to be able to play offense or defensive for whichever of the 32 teams you’d like to. If there’s a purpose for simulation without the desire to actually play any of the games, surely there’s a reasonable understood logic to us who’d like to have the options to play with whichever team we’d prefer.

    For example, I would like to use this feature to control the outcome of a set of downs in a particular instance by choosing which team and side of the ball to be on. I may want to make sure a team goes for a 4th down. Or, I may want to add a lot of pressure for a series of plays to limit the offense of the other team I was controlling previously on offense. Many reasons for this feature to be unlimited/unlocked.

    Also, this would be great to be able to edit the opposing team’s depth chart. That’s a really important aspect of how disabling the lock on controller switching would be valuable to some of us non-competitve loyal users.

    MLB The Show, for example has no limitations on this. Therefore, when one would like to pitch to one batter and then bat against the same pitcher in the next at bat, it is possible. And, I for one do this.
    Post edited by Aelbi on
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