EA says loot boxes are like 'Kinder Eggs' and 'quite ethical'

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Go buy some "Kinder Eggs."
[h=2]What you need to know[/h]
  • Star Wars Battlefront II ignited a loot box controversy at launch due to its pay-to-win microtransactions.
  • EA recently answered questions asked by the United Kingdom Parliament about its practices.
  • The company's executives said that loot boxes were like "Kinder Eggs" and "quite ethical."
  • It's unclear what the parliament will decide going forward.
Over the past few years, various world governments have launched investigations into loot boxes. The controversy began when Star Wars Battlefront II featured pay-to-win mechanics at launch. They were tied to progression and seen as unfair by the majority of gamers since the title is a multiplayer experience.

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I am not inclined to agree that lootboxes are ethical. From my point of view, it is a form of gambling, and potentially exposing this to children is irresponsible.

I get that publishers want to make extra cash. Who doesn't? But I would rather see something like a specific skin for a specific price than lootboxes.
 

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