A class action lawsuit has been filed against Electronic Arts, asserting that the Ultimate Team mode in its sports games breaks gambling law.
The plaintiff is one Kevin Ramirez, who represents a proposed class of more than 100 other individuals, according to court documents seen by VGC.
He is calling for a jury trial and damages of $5 million.
The case claims EA “relies on creating addictive behaviours in consumers to generate huge revenues.”
Ramirez himself assets Ultimate Team compelled him to spend money, having spent more than $600 in both FIFA and Madden since 2011.
“EA’s Ultimate Team packs are loot boxes,” the case reads. “Buying the packs are nothing more than a gambling bet.
the article is originally published at games industry.