While the first reports from last week indicated that a huge warehouse discovered in Ukraine filled with PS4 consoles was being used to mine the crypto, further investigation revealed that the machines were probably used to cultivate FIFA Ultimate Team cards.
Is it better? Worst? I leave it to you. Ukrainian site Delo didn’t buy the initial explanation that this is a crypto farm based on the type of machine used (PS4? Not very economical compared to graphics cards) but also the fact that in some of the images posted by Ukrainian security forces last week saw game discs come out of consoles.
Sources said Delo that the warehouse was in fact probably used as a farm to obtain and sell FIFA Ultimate Team Cards, with PS4 consoles automatically playing the game in order to get in-game currency, and accumulated coins or even the account itself can be resold in the marketplace for real money.
If this all sounds like a lot of work just for certain accounts and coins, then you might not be sure how much money is flowing through the FIFA community. Last year, for example, EA Ultimate Team’s sales totaled over $ 1.6 billion across the company’s lineup, with EA specifically pointing out that “a substantial part … was derived from FIFA Ultimate Team.”
These are not FIFA’s overall sales. These are just digital in-game sales surrounding FIFA’s Ultimate Team Mode, which is built around the idea of teaming up for online play by paying for virtual card games that contain random assortments of players. virtual.
After coming under intense scrutiny in the game mode, which many claim is just gaming – and resulted in outright bans in regions like Belgium – EA recently took action to try and change the game. how Ultimate Team cards are purchased, such as allowing players to preview the contents of a pack before purchasing it.