EA may be going to court in Belgium to keep loot boxes in FIFA 18 and 19

EA made a show of cutting loot boxes from games such as Star Wars: Battlefront 2, but they seem willing to go to court to fight for their presence in FIFA 18 and 19, and it might result in a legal battle.

After the Belgian Gaming Commission declared many kinds of loot box to be gambling, some studiosĀ restricted sales of random virtual rewards in the country. EA opted to disclose the odds on FIFA 19 loot boxes, but ignored the Commission’s orders otherwise – continuing to sell packs of random virtual footballers. According to Dutch papers Nieuwsblad and Metro, this is now a criminal issue, and seems likely to end up in court.

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