Is EA Ready to Go to Court in Belgium Over Lootboxes?

Is EA Ready to Go to Court in Belgium Over Lootboxes?

When it comes to Federation Internationale de Football Association 18, EA is keeping its randomized card packs in the game, and plans the same for Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 which releases at the end of September.

Blizzard, Valve, and 2K Games all adhered to the ruling and disabled the offending loot boxes in Belgium, but EA still hasn't followed suit. Earlier this year, the Belgian Gaming Commission found that loot boxes violate national regulations against gambling.

A Belgian news outlet is reporting that EA may be being investigated by Belgian court officials as the company has yet to remove loot boxes from its games in the country.

After the Belgium Gaming Commission ruled that lootboxes present in Federation Internationale de Football Association 18, Overwatch, and CS: Global Offensive were in violation with the Belgian Gambling Laws, the Commission threatened with huge fines and imprisonment if a publisher failed to comply with the country's gambling laws.

"For Ultimate Team, when you buy a pack you know what you are getting".

England 1 Switzerland 0: Rashford gets Southgate's men back to winning ways
The Tottenham man played the full 90 minutes in the Nations League opener against Spain on Saturday, where England lost 2-1. The game kicks off at 8pm and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports . "He's got a super mentality, he's great to work with".

As reported by Belgian publication Metro, via Google translate, The Brussels public prosecutor's office is now considering a criminal investigation against EA for its adamant stance on keeping the practice.

Any such prosecution would then go before a judge, which may be a legal battle EA is looking for.

KitGuru Says: No matter what EA thinks, it has a duty to uphold national laws and therefore should really outline its plans to comply before facing hefty fines.

Belgian website Nieuwsblad (via Google Translate) said EA intends to let players buy loot boxes with real-world cash in upcoming release Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, violating regulations.

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