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UltraMega 08-08-2019 12:14 AM

[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.

Catscratch 08-08-2019 03:21 AM

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

ryan92084 08-08-2019 03:53 AM

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

JackCY 08-08-2019 06:29 AM

Aka legal looting in US.

ToTheSun! 08-08-2019 05:45 PM

Guess parents will have to start parenting.

TheBDK 08-08-2019 06:01 PM

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

skupples 08-08-2019 06:13 PM

i uh... ok.

to what benefit? For the wee little ones that don't realize it isn't 1:1 or 1:1000?

its better than it not existing, but I thought the basic assumption of a LBMT was that its 1:100 anyways, AT THE LEAST! thus why they've always been garbage.

I learned this @ 12 years old, buying Jitter Packs in 10six (Project Visitor)

http://www.projectvisitor.com/

oh my sweet jesus, they've kept it alive all this time. LOL!

tpi2007 08-08-2019 07:27 PM

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starliner 08-08-2019 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by TheBDK (Post 28080774)
I'm sure they'll end up with their best interest to earn money.

As a shareholder of a few of these companies, I'm ok with this :)

bigjdubb 08-09-2019 09:04 AM

I guess there isn't much harm in having a ineffectual solution to a problem that doesn't exist, but why waste the time?


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