A real setback for Electronic Arts.
The FIFA franchise is recognized for many things, and although one of them turns out to be its permanence as one of the best soccer games on the market, another one is not so positive. We are talking, specifically, about the well-known Ultimate Team envelopes, which have been so controversial in recent years that certain countries have even banned them altogether. Even so, there are still places where they are implementednot to say that it is like that in practically the whole world.
Fortunately, it seems that the rest of the world is realizing that these envelopes are a problem, and that is that, although in many parts of the world this practice has been denouncedNow it has been the Australian courts that have agreed with the users.
Next we will tell you all the detailsalthough we already told you that Electronic Arts is not doing very well, and this is just a few months after this franchise is launched with a new name.
A new setback for Electronic Arts
As we have already said, this sentence is from an Australian court, so it is quite far away. Despite this, we can say that it is a great step forward in the fight against this type of gambling mechanics.
Specifically, the Australian court has ruled that, by receiving the objects randomly, and being able to obtain objects whose value is less than what was paid for the envelope, these can be considered as gambling. Thus, they have ruled in favor of the plaintiff, to whom PlayStation must reimburse you €338.26.
Of course, this is a very small figure, but we have to remember that this establishes jurisprudence, so in similar cases, we will see how Electronic Arts will lose in favor of plaintiffs for this same cause. Likewise, and although Australia is not the most relevant country in the world (at least in economic cases), this is a step further for other countries to recognize envelopes as bets, and therefore limit or prohibit them, depending on the legislation of the country in question.