EA SPORTS is refusing to take Ultimate Team loot boxes out of the final FIFA release

EA SPORTS is refusing to take Ultimate Team loot boxes out of the final FIFA release ...

Despite the problems that they caused in the previous FIFA 23 remake, the developer can confirm that loot boxes will be included again in the coming sequel.

EA SPORTS confirmed that they will be returning, but they also doubled down on defending the practice as something that players love.

Ultimate Team and FUT Packs, which have been in FIFA for more than a decade, are a FIFA feature that players love, according to the statement shared by EA with Eurogamer.

EA explained that buying money for these loot boxes is optional, and that they would not encourage it more than to earn points by playing. They added that the majority of FIFA 22 FUT Packs were created rather than purchased.

Loot boxes have been used in court cases in Europe, but the appeals court overturned the $11 million dollar fine against EA, claiming that FUT Packs were not games of chance and therefore did not require licensing. The United Kingdom has previously issued a warning to publishers that it will consider legislation regarding loot boxes if it cannot safeguard younger players who might go shopping without parental authorization.

FIFA 23 will be the last game under the EAs banner before a change to EA Sports FC.