EA’s FIFA series has been in the spotlight recently over its controversial FIFA Ultimate Team mode and the potential impact that this has on its younger audience, with government and lobby groups comparing it to a form of gambling. In a big change for the annual soccer franchise, an upcoming patch will allow parents to control several aspects of FIFA 21.
As reported by Eurogamer, you’ll be able to limit how many matches can be played in the game, monitor playing time, and limit how many FIFA Points can be purchased and spent. EA won’t be able to tell you how much you’ve spent in terms of real-world money, as the details of these transactions from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo aren’t shared with the publisher.
FIFA Points are the in-game currency that is acquired from the relevant platform provider in exchange for real-world cash and are used to buy FIFA Ultimate Team packs. Each FUT pack contains random soccer players with varying degrees of rarity and skill.