Electronic Arts is once again talking about him because of his loot boxes in the various titles of the FIFA series.
EA Sports in the viewfinder
Dutch Gaming Authority fined EA in case of loot boxes in FIFA series. A fine comes after the Dutch court indicted the publisher for violations of the law on betting and games. Indeed, This is not EA’s first attempt at loot boxes, notably in the FIFA Ultimate Team mode of its successful football license, which is a huge source of income for the publisher.
Electronic Arts has indeed been the subject of numerous controls in recent years, which have reached their climax inwith the system of loot boxe « pay-to-win “(Pay to win) implanted in Star Wars: Battlefront 2.
The Netherlands Gambling Authority has declared
It is essential to protect the populations most vulnerable to exposure to gambling, such as minors. This is the reason why a line must be drawn between video games and gambling.
The Authority also added in a press release: “The players are often young and therefore particularly susceptible to developing addiction. ”
Despite this episode, it is unlikely that the loot boxes will be abandoned by EA who will certainly want to keep these mechanisms as long as possible. In the meantime, the publisher is forced to pay a fine of 10 million euros.
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