Beyond consolidating transfer markets the transfer market, there haven't FIFA 23 Coins been meaningful changes in EA's morally questionable approach to microtransactions. But I did notice that ratings have risen during the grand unveiling ceremony, which somehow makes it appear more like a one-armed bandit...
Despite the constant pressure of regulators, pay-to win microtransactions are, unfortunately, still an issue with FIFA 23. Loot boxes appear in the shape of player-filled pack of cards within FIFA's wildly popular Ultimate Team mode.
You can buy FIFA Points through bundles starting around PS0.79 which is equivalent to 100 FIFA Points and climbing to an incredible PS79.99 to 12,000 FIFA Points. A Premium Gold Pack costs 150 FIFA Points and contains 12 gold-rated players as well as consumables that can be utilized in game or sold via exchange markets.
Regarding the company's policies, EA told Eurogamer that FUT Lootboxes "are an aspect of FIFA that players love," and that "giving players the choice to spend however they like can be fair." The company has no plans to change its policy with regard to "surprise mechanics" unless laws are passed that require it to.
It's not making the situation any better, but it's worth noting that, because laws, you are able to now set weekly limits on FIFA Points and packs being opened in Ultimate Team, and see the probability of receiving a highly rated player before opening an actual pack. FIFA 23 also features time-limited Preview Packs in which you can see what's inside a pack prior to deciding to buy it, but it's only currently available for the single pack of cards which can be cheapest FUT 23 Coins refreshed every day.