Electronic Arts has sold the virtual currency FIFA Points in Belgium. The move ends up effectively in the game packs of the FIFA Ultimate Team card in the country, a game that is directed by the Belgian Gambling Commission.
EA has lost a Belgian order in the last months to sell its packages to the local version of Ultimate Team, preparing a country prosecutor's office. But this week, after discussing with the Belgian authorities, we have decided to stop FIFA points for Belgian sales, "the company wrote in a public message.
"While we are doing this, we do not agree with the Belgian authorities in the interpretation of the law, and we will continue in the future", the statement continues.
In a May conference, the EA CFO Andrew Wilson FIFA Ultimate Team did not play a game, "first, because the player always receives a certain number of items per package, and secondly, we do not give or give any money to sell or sell items or money is a real virtual money. " While it may be true, the modes of transforming the FUT cards become final, if you like.
Blizzard, Valve and 2K removed the Belgian version of the game after the decision of the Game Commission.
The Belgian players will be at the points of the FIFA points until January 31 before leaving the country. The previously purchased points will still be available for the Ultimate Team packages, and the new packages will only be made by way of behavior.
While Ultimate Team has participated FIFA games since 2009, FIFA 19 EA has first published the possibility of receiving individual players at any time. Such odds has been published in the in-game essay box purchases at the end of iOS 2017.
The loss of a relatively small microprocessing market in Belgium FIFA The downward trend in the EA's ship is likely to be "the effect of this change FIFA Ultimate Team Belgium is not a material for our financial activity. "But the company would be able to cooperate with 15 European countries and the Washington State, looking for a regulation similar to the shipbuilders in their limits, restricting their purchasing boxes to 278 million people, buying a tooth for almost $ 1 EA million could only be worth it.