EA has yet again found itself in hot water for including loot boxes in FIFA.
In 2018, the Kansspelautoriteit, Netherland’s Gaming Authority, held an investigation into loot boxes and their relation to gambling in ten games. The Ksa found four of them to be in violation of gambling laws in the country.
At the time, the Ksa didn’t reveal the four offending games, though FIFA is believed to have been among them. Nevertheless, the Gaming Authority gave everyone until June of the same year to make the necessary changes, or risk facing fines. Now, the Kansspelautoriteit has announced that everyone except EA complied with its request. As a result, EA could pay €10 million (~$11.7M) in fines.
The fine was actually imposed in October last year, but EA has been fighting to stop it from passing, and to prevent the Ksa from revealing those details to the public. A … Read the rest