In the USA, a lawsuit was filed against Microsoft, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts, Epic Games and some of their affiliated studios. The companies were accused of making games too exciting and aggressively monetizing them in order to earn as much as possible.
The authors of the lawsuit are the parents of a 13—year-old gamer. They claim that their child plays 12-14 hours a day — most often in Fortnite, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and Battlefield and Call of Duty series games. He spends about $350 a month in them. In total, to date, the teenager has spent $ 3 thousand. According to the plaintiffs, because of the games, he began to study worse, lost all interest in communicating with friends, and his hands, shoulders and elbows began to hurt.
The plaintiffs demand that the companies pay them compensation, pay for their lawyer's expenses, allocate money to pay for psychological assistance to families whose children are being treated for gambling addiction, and also change the approach to game development.