EA Apologizes for Need for Speed Twitter Account Insulting Fans

EA has apologized via the Need for Speed Twitter account for insulting its fans after one insult from the account seemingly went too far after it called someone a “milkshake brain”.

The Twitter account has been advertising Need for Speed Unbound in a “Wendy’s-style” these past couple of months by aiming to be more on edge compared to other companies.

Generally, the person behind the account was seemingly doing a good job, but some comments yesterday took things a little too far for some fans.

Quote retweets of the account calling someone a “milkshake brain” circulated online, with people criticizing the choice of words.

EA’s apology from the Need for Speed account said “We admit we got a bit caught up in the hype for launch and some of our recent social media replies crossed the line. To those fans we upset, we apologize. We will do better. See you here next week.”

It’s not entirely clear why EA chose to use the Wendy-like method of engaging with fans, but it’s likely to be because it’s more “on-brand” with Need for Speed Unbound.

Need for Speed Unbound takes place in a fictional city called Lakeshore City, which is based on the real city of Chicago. The game features a new customization feature that allows you to add cartoon effects to the outside of your car, but its been said that these can be removed if desired.

Need for Speed Unbound was revealed on October 6, 2022 and will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on December 2, 2022.

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  1. Getting your panties in a twist over milkshake brain is insane to me. The whole premise of Need for Speed is being an illegal street racer. In this game more and ever and you’re getting upset because you got called “Milkshake brain” ffs

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