Another day, another lawsuit against EA for the FIFA franchise. This time, we have two lawyers in Paris who say that FIFA only allows you to "win" the game's Ultimate Team mode by spending real-life money. Check out a statement from one of the lawyers below.
In this game, everyone wants to have a dream team to go as far as possible. My client spent €600 in five months without ever getting a big player. The developers of this game mode have created an illusionary and particularly addictive system. The more you pay, the more you have the possibility of getting big players. We believe that a gambling game has been integrated into this video game because buying packs is nothing more than a bet. It is the logic of a casino that has entered their homes. Today, an 11 or 12-year-old teenager can, without any restriction, play FUT and commit money because there is no parental control system in this mode. Belgium and the Netherlands have already taken up this issue.
EA has been here before, and will likely come away unscathed from this legal battle. We'll keep tabs on the courtroom action and see what happens.