At this point, we should accept FIFA isn’t suitable for children, and it’s not just me saying it. EA’s response to a BBC article about children overspending on FIFA was to send them “Spending Control” guidelines.
If we’re at a point where we need parental controls on spending, then we need to accept that FIFA – a series currently deemed suitable for three-year-olds – is a game for adults. Y’know, like all games with gambling features should be.
You want gambling in your games? You should adhere to gambling standards.
A BBC article details how four kids emptied the family bank account after exposure to FIFA 19’s Ultimate Team Mode, unwittingly overspending to get their favorite player. EA declined to comment.
EA’s a coward, and a parasite, and if it continues to hide behind “Spending Control” warnings, their games should be treated as inherently unfit for minors. Screw EA.