Nintendo agrees to require games with paid loot boxes to include the chances of winning randomized in-game items from them

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that Nintendo is among the three major console manufacturers that have agreed to require games with paid loot boxes to include the chances of winning randomized in-game items from them. “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 platforms,” said Michael Warnecke, the ESA’s chief counsel of tech policy.

“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.” Warnecke also said that in addition to the major console manufacturers, “many of the leading video game publishers” who are members of the ESA, the trade body that represents the gaming industry, will “implement a similar approach.”

Source: Polygon.com

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