‘Madden 23’ Players Go On Strike After Awful In-Game Gambling Odds
This is not the first time gambling has been featured in the media this week. Twitch recently banned streaming of “slots or roulette games that aren’t licensed either in the U.S.A or other jurisdictions that provide sufficient protection for consumers,” following threats by prominent streamers, including Pokimane, to strike. Madden 23 gamers are now threatening to strike the same because of the in-game gambling odds.
Polygon reported that prominent streamer Zirksee had asked all Ultimate Team players to stop spending in-game money until EA addresses their concerns. It is generally agreed that Madden23’s pack odds do not reflect the amount of money required.
Zirksee posted about the issue. “Other creators and I have decided to go on strike for packs.” We need to make changes due to the vast issues in Madden23. Do not buy points! These are the things that we would like to see change.”
EA has yet to respond to the strike. However, sports games often revolve around in-game gambling systems so that a player boycott could be pretty persuasive. The future will be enjoyable.