EA announced that they will cease the sale of FIFA Points in all console in Belgium, by January 31, 2019. But they also stated that they still “do not agree with Belgian authorities’ interpretation of the law”.
For those who don’t know, last year Belgian government recommended criminal prosecution against any companies which continued to operate the mechanic in their games. While many publishers closed their shops, EA took the issue to the court.
In an interview with GamesBeat, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated “the best type of funding a company can get: microtransactions from happy customers.” which gave their company “unlimited ability to invest in our technology, our games, and all the ecosystem around it.”.