EA recently added a new feature to FIFA 21 called Playtime via its recent update this month.
The feature will enable players to have more control and visibility over how they play. It enables players to set parental control-style limits on how much time and money they spend on the game.
You can also check how many FIFA Points you purchased and the number of FUT Packs you’ve opened, either with FUT Coins or with real money. You closet gacha whore you. Blog post explanation below:
“FIFA Playtime gives you an overview of the amount of time you’ve spent in FIFA 21[…] The integration of both tracking and limits in FIFA Playtime is grounded in research that shows that having access to more information helps players feel comfortable with how they play.
When combined with smart prompts to guide choices, players were able to better find a comfortable balance in their gaming. We will continue to evolve and adapt these tools and resources to give you even more ways to shape your gaming experience.”
Sounds all well and good, but will this help protect certain players with addictive personalities and gambling habits? Nope, because that is not the new tool’s intent according to an EA rep (via PC Gamer).
“There is no function to prevent players from overriding those limits. The goal of FIFA Playtime is to give players more visibility into how much time they spend in the game, versus actively controlling how they play. EA is focused on giving players the necessary tools/resources to shape how they play if they want.”
The fact that this website and feature now exists when EA is in a pickle involving two loot box related lawsuits filed around October purely, PURELY coincidental. You can find out more about how it works on the FIFA Playtime website.