Game News FIFA 23: Decision assumed and controversy for Ultimate Team lootboxes
While most publishers are backtracking on the subject of lootboxes (as we have seen recently with Overwatch), this is obviously not the direction chosen for Electronic Arts. Yes, FIFA 23 will keep its card packs and you will probably have to get your hands on the wallet.
Waiting for a decision
Electronic Arts was waiting for a decision from the British government which has just fallen and which is likely to cause some teeth to cringe. The English judges have decided not to enact a law on the principle of lootboxes, in other words loot boxes for hard cash. In response to this decision, the American publisher confirmed the presence of lootboxes in FIFA 23, and more specifically in Ultimate Team, arguing that these loot boxes are part of what players love. We will leave you your own opinion on this statement, but it did not fail to react on social networks. What is certain is that by showing its intention not to regulate this practice, the British government leaves the door open to lootboxes and, therefore, to certain abuses as many players think.
Lootboxes, the eternal debate
As Gamespot reports, the publisher was under judgmental pressure over these lootboxes. Plaintiffs had indeed brought a lawsuit against Electronic Arts and the judges demanded a fine of 11 million dollars. The publisher then responded by appealing and the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, which is the highest court in the country, decided to rule in favor of it. EA will not have to pay the $11 million fine and this decision by the British government gives it every opportunity to continue to offer lootboxes in the future. Players who do not play Ultimate Team will gladly do without this information, but we imagine that regulars of this mode may give more importance to such a decision.