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EA Accused Of Scripting In New Lawsuit Over FIFA 21

Lawsuits continue to roll in thick and fast for EA SPORTS, with reports that a new case has been filed regarding alleged 'scripting' which is used to sell more Ultimate Team packs.

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The packs that can be purchased with real money in FIFA Ultimate Team have stirred a lot of controversy, with previous lawsuits claiming that it was 'essentially gambling'.

Now, Jason Zajnoc, Danyael Willams and Prank Lozano have all three put forward a case stating that the publishers are using "deceptive practices" and "false advertising" to drive sales.

They claimed that EA are allegedly tricking players into purchasing packs by using scripting technology to adjust game difficulty on the fly.

EA SPORTS have previously denied the existence of scripting in the football game series, despite fans continuing to claim that it is present in FIFA 21.

The plaintiffs have now built their lawsuit around this mechanic, with Sport Bible quoting the lawsuit as stating, "Unbeknownst to most... EA utilizes technologies like 'Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment' and 'Adaptive Difficulty.'

"These technologies use heuristic prediction and intervention to dictate or even influence outcomes, thereby keeping gamers more engaged."

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EA have responded to the issue, which is not certified as a class-action lawsuit, with PC Gamer quoting a representative as saying, "We believe the claims are baseless and misrepresent our games."

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