Electronic Arts has once again claimed the importance and legitimacy of the loot boxes within the FIFA Ultimate Team mode, which over the years has proved to be the major source of income for the US giant.
The publisher knows well that even children are tempted to invest money to be able to grab their favorites and put them within their own squad. On more than one occasion, we have had cases of irresponsible kids using their parents’ credit cards to spend big bucks in-game, even going as high as $ 8,000. These precedents have created a problem within the infrastructure behind FIFA Ultimate Team, and Electronic Arts has wanted to have its say in this regard.
Speaking to Eurogamer.net, Chief Experience Officer Chris Bruzzo firmly stated that children and minors under no circumstances should they use real money to earn FIFA Points within FUT.
“Kids shouldn’t spend on our game. Kids shouldn’t spend on FIFA. […] When we look at account registrations, we see a very low percentage of accounts from people under the age of 18. More importantly, our default setting does not allow for underage accounts to be spent. We work with Sony and we also work with Microsoft to set up spending controls as a default for children. Kids shouldn’t spend in FIFA, and that’s that“.
Meanwhile, it seems that a bug is affecting the graphic quality of FIFA 22 on the Xbox Series S, with EA Sports already working to fix it quickly.