And EA isn't happy about it either.
EA will finally stop selling FIFA Ultimate Team Points in Belgium, the publisher recently confirmed.
From 31 January, Belgians will no longer be able to purchase FIFA points in any iteration of the popular franchise. The move comes after the Belgian Gaming Commission equated microtransactions like loot boxes to gambling and banned them from titles. EA refused to remove FIFA Ultimate Team points, leading to an investigation by Brussels’ public prosecution office.
EA’s action means it has followed the likes of 2K in removing microtransactions from titles like FIFA and NBA 2K.
In a statement, EA expressed its unhappiness over the situation.
“While we are taking this action, we do not agree with Belgian authorities’ interpretation of the law, and we will continue to seek more clarity on the matter as we go forward. The impact of this change to FIFA Ultimate Team in Belgium is not material to our financial performance,” EA’s statement reads.
What do you make of the situation?