The move sparked a debate in other gaming organizations like Epic Games, Rockstar Games and Ubisoft.
Although FIFA 22 eliminated Russia as well as Belarus as teams playable in all of their offline and online modes, which includes its athletes, the sport is now moving forward by removing all Russian equipment, kits, items, stadia and stadiums that belong to Russian clubs as well as from the national team’s FUT packs.
The move comes in tandem in the wake of FIFA and UEFA both announcing the exclusion from Russia and Belarus from future matches.
FIFA 22’s Football Ultimate Team is one of EA’s biggest moneymakers, allowing players to gather players from different nationalities and clubs.
The outfit them in uniforms custom-made to their taste and decorate their stadiums as they want, including flags and banners of the national team and club.
The players can gain all of the aspects by purchasing FUT packs that include currency, either bought with real money or by collecting it through playing online.
The players can also trade and sell items in their inventory, creating an online trade marketplace with millions of players.
It’s an engaging experience that has attracted the players of its game and Squad Building Challenge and will have an impact from this change.
EA Sports has claimed that players who have received any kind of Russian content, including players or other products, can keep these items; however, the possibility of getting these items is currently not possible.
That also includes Russian Manager League consumable items and Manager items from the Russian Premier League.
It is believed that Russian players associated with clubs that are not Russian are included in the Football Ultimate Team packs; however, the duration of their availability is to be decided.
Players who have also purchased any Russian material in the past cannot sell or trade their products in the future since EA has put restrictions in place to prevent players from making money off the limited supply of these items.
The cause of the protest is an appeal made by Ukraine’s deputy premier, Mykhailo Fedorov, asking companies that sell games to stop selling their matches in Russia.
Following the decision of Apple decided to stop selling their games, CD Projekt Red was unable to sell the sales for the two games, Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher.
Businesses like Disney, Warner Bros. and Paramount have all ended their operations with Russia together with oil firms Shell and BP.
Around the world including, countries like the United States, the European Union, and a host of other nations have imposed sanctions on their lands.