You need connection to the EA servers to play the game. Offline you can only see the credits and the in game manual.
That was for the 360 version.
True that, sorry for the mistake!
It's still kind of ****ty though for people who own the 360. They specifically mentioned that the Xbox one version has offline co-op but it is a bit strange that you can't even go to the option screen without an internet connection.
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