With governments worldwide now cracking down on loot boxes and other forms of micro-transactions within video games, various companies have been required to make adjustments to key franchises in order to pass the new rules and regulations.
Speaking to Eurogamer at the Gamelab conference in Barcelona, EA Sports vice president and COO, Daryl Holt, spoke about how the next entry in the insanely popular football franchise - FIFA 19 - would disclose Ultimate Team card pack odds:
For Ultimate Team, when you buy a pack you know what you are getting. You are getting a certain number of assets that are guaranteed - and we're going to start to do pack odds disclosures that'll show you the odds of what you might get. So, at least that aspect of understanding what the chances are of getting X, Y and Z card.
Holt did not elaborate on the finer details but was quick to reiterate EA's stance on the subject of micro-transactions, insisting FUT packs were not considered a form of gambling because there is no real-world currency value associated with the digital items:
For one, we don't believe in the gambling aspect of some of the mechanics we're introducing, because there is no real-world currency value to the packs...And there is the aspect of you know what you're getting with the packs in terms of the assets you expect to get.
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