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Console platform holders Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to require games to state loot box odds

Console platform holders Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to require games to state loot box odds

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony will all now require any games on their platforms to disclose odds for loot boxes and similar mechanics in video games. 

The ESA chief counsel of tech policy Michael Warnecke revealed the news at a loot box workshop organised by the United States Federal Trade Commission. The public event was held to examine consumer protection issues related to loot boxes in video games

A list of all games companies that have signed up to the loot box disclosure agreement was made public by the ESA.

Alongside the three console manufacturers, Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bethesda, Bungie, Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast all featured.

These companies have agreed to disclose details concerning loot box odds for all new game releases by the end of 2020.

This story originally appeared on PocketGamer.biz


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