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  • 08/12/19 02:27 PM

    Nintendo Makes Firm Position on Loot Boxes



    Nintendo is going to begin playing hardball when it comes to games that want to use loot boxes, according to Destructoid.



    Nintendo takes a decidedly harder stance, noting: "As part of our ongoing efforts in this area, Nintendo will require disclosure of drop rates in Nintendo Switch games that offer randomized virtual items for purchase, such as loot boxes. This requirement will apply to all new games and includes updates to current games that add loot boxes through in-game purchases."

    This effort will apply to all Switch titles, not just ones directly published by Nintendo.

    Additionally, Sony has also responded to the requirements they must uphold.



    "We support industry efforts to disclose the probability of obtaining randomized virtual items, known as loot boxes, and are committed to providing consumers with this information for all games we produce and publish."


    Additionally, Psyonix has pledged to remove loot boxes entirely from Rocket League.

    Currently, nothing is binding Nintendo or Sony to uphold these standards until the 2020 deadline. 

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