Just when you thought that the last life pack you bought on Candy Crush Jelly was expensive, just imagine getting a bill for over R128 000.
Well, a poor father was blessed with this bill after his dear child spent $7 625.88 on FIFA microtransactions. Yes, FIFA of all things on this planet.
The father Lance Perkins said that
It floored me. Literally floored me, when I’d seen what I was being charged. He thought it was a one-time fee for the game. He’s just as sick as I am, he never believed he was being charged for every transaction, or every time he went onto the game.
Microsoft responded to the complaint made by the father. It stated that all the transactions made were on the parent’s account and are completely legitimate under the Microsoft Terms of Service Agreement. So no refunds, sorry.
The child’s father decided that the only way to prevent this from ever happening again was to remove the temptation completely.
There will never be another Xbox system – or any gaming system – in my home.