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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 11:14 PM - Thread Starter
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[IGN] Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony Working on New Policy for Loot Box Probability

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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are working on new loot box policies for their platforms that would disclose a range of odds for a player's purchase.

ESA Chief Counsel of Tech Policy, Michael Warnecke, shared details Wednesday morning at the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Inside the Game Workshop surrounding loot boxes, as reported by GamesIndustry.

Warnecke explained what has been done prior to address loot box issues, and followed with the announcement of a new probability system with Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.

"That said, we are doing more. I'm pleased to announce this morning that Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have indicated to ESA a commitment to new platform policies with respect to the use of paid loot boxes in games that are developed for their platform," Warnecke said. "Specifically, this would apply to new games and game updates that add loot box features. And it would require the disclosure of the relative rarity or probabilities of obtaining randomized virtual items in games that are available on their platforms."
Source: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/08...ox-probability

Original Article: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articl...dds-disclosure


Definitely a step in the right direction. Personally I'd like to see more limits on loot boxes but it's good that the industry is starting to do something about this issue.

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Im pretty sure that means "we will be optimizing our revenue" in their language.

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I know they are likely only doing this to try to stave off potential legislation but I'm all for transparency for loot boxes.

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I'm sure they'll end up with their best interest to earn money.
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I'm sure they'll end up with their best interest to earn money.
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