November 2017 - last edited November 2017
The online servers for Need for Speed Carbon on the Xbox 360 no longer allow players to connect and race with each other
I have played online every week for the past couple months, but as of 11/9/2017 (several days ago), I have not been able to connect to other players or host an unranked lobby
Other players I've talked to have told me that they haven't been able to connect to anyone else either
We are able to connect to the EA servers, but the servers are not allowing players to connect and race with each other
It seems to be the same problem described in this forum from last year:
Is there a way to allow people to play online again?
I am also having this problem on xbox 360. It connects to EA Nation and can search for a game, but it wont let me connect to anyone else. I have been trying with 3 other friends but we can not connect with each other, no matter how many times/different combinations of players we try. Every time we try to search for a match or create a lobby, it says 'Could not join game. Please try to join a different game.'
I have the same issue. I have two consoles X-box 360 with two different Gold accounts on each one. I already owned the game on my main Gold account. A few days ago, I purchased the game for my other Gold account. I tried to find matches using my two consoles; NAT status was open, both consoles were using fixed IP and my router set with port forwarding. I tried to find matches with a few friends as well and the same issue happened. We can connect on EA Nation (Sign in Successful!) and search for a match: "Searching for players..." >> "Joining game session..." >> "Could not join game. Please try to join a different game." It always happens. EA, the issue is real and is happening, please solve it. I purchased a second digital copy of the game on XBOX Live and now I can't play it online, so it is very unfair. Does it mean I wasted my money? You know that there are a lot of players like me around the world with this same issue.
As a lot of other players, I also encounter this issue. I tweeted EA Support today and got an answer to post in this thread so that your community managers take a look. Here is the Twitter feed for this issue: https://twitter.com/TAKoreXbox/status/1004346522736226304
Actually, people can connect to the servers but not to each other so we cannot play online at all since Nov. 2017. When I create a lobby then press Start to search for other players, then I am always displayed the same message: "Could not join game. Please try to join a different game. Player search has timed out. Please try again."
All the players on Trueachievements website also encounter the same issue.
Thank you for looking into the problem.