If they are players of FIFA or other EA sports titles — such as Madden, NHL, NBA Y UFC– then you know the game mode called ‘Ultimate Team’ (FUT, in FIFA). In this controversial mode, we use real money to purchase “player packs” with unknown content. They are basically ‘loot boxes’ or loot boxes.
In a recent report filed by EA with the United States Securities Commission, the company revealed that money generated by Ultimate Team modes in FIFA
In the report, EA says that any event or circumstance that negatively affects your ability to maintain Ultimate Team, especially in FIFA, it will greatly affect your earnings and finances. He also mentions it in the legal risks section of the document. They say that some organizations are requesting the prohibition or regulation of these game modes.
In fact, some countries like Belgium have totally banned the sale of loot boxes in video games. Still others have put restrictions on it. More and more governments are investigating this issue. In 2020, EA had to pay a fine of 10 million Euros in the Netherlands after losing a lawsuit. It determined that the Ultimate Team mode violates the country’s anti-gambling laws.
And let’s not forget the recent «corruption scandal” about.
It is true that EA would lose a lot of money if they ban or regulate the sale of loot boxes at a higher level, but do not worry too much about them. They will be able to recover part of that by lowering the ground to their CEO, which is one of the most overpaid in the entire United States