The war against loot boxes continues! Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony came together during the Federal Trade Commission and agreed to a change in their policies toward loot boxes through the ESA according to our source. Michael Warnecke said that “going forward, any new games or game updates that add loot boxes on Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony platforms will be required to disclose the rarity rates of items.”
Warnecke also mentioned that the biggest publishers have also voluntarily agreed to an approach that pleases the FTC. Google and Apple will also be involved in the change to loot boxes to make sure the consumers have full transparency to how loot boxes work. It’s going to be interesting going forward to see how loot boxes work in video games, or if companies will just remove loot boxes altogether to avoid any type of backlash.
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