Sportsea's popular soccer series, FIFA-11, is to be recalled despite having sold over three hundred million copies.
Sportsea have said that there is a serious flaw with the game, and initially refused to come out and say that it is to remove Andy Gray from the commentary.
"There have been flaws with every version of this series," said PC-Mag Magazine editor, Phil Columbs. "They've never recalled it before. FIFA-02 was virtually unplayable on any format other than the Babbage Difference Engine. And it ran very slowly on that!"
Gamers have been happily playing FIFA-11 since it was released in September 2010, and though there have been the usual complaints of goalkeepers disappearing, the ball making a right angle in the air and the referee running off through the stands there has been no mention of anybody wanting a refund.
"There have even be less complaints about the game not having an up-to-date rosta," said Columbs. "Which is unusual."
This has led to one inescapable conclusion.
"They are recalling it because of Andy Gray," said Columbs. "Sportsea are probably wary of being associated with a blatant sexist, who does not completely understand the offside rule. Even if he does know his stuff about football players; and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of every match played by Wolves since 1902."
With rumours circulating around the gaming world, Sportsea have been pressured into revealing the serious flaw that has made them pull the game from the shelves and offer free upgrades.
"We have discovered," said Sportsea Marketing Director, Fuller Flaws, "that if the commentary is turned on, it starts stuttering. Almost as if Gray is saying 'tut' over and over which has been given gamers headaches. This only happens whenever the game realises that a woman is playing."