Star Wars Battlefront II & Overwatch Being Investigated By Belgian Gambling Regulators

Following recent controversy with the loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront II, Belgium’s gambling regulators are investigating Electronic Arts’ newest game as well as Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch. The BGC decides what is and isn’t classified as gambling within the country, and the randomization of loot rewards in the two games may fall under the purview depending on a number of different factors.

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XiNatsuDragnel370d ago

Overwatch too good kill the root as well

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WeedyOne370d ago

Loot boxes are a cancer to the gaming industry.

UCForce370d ago

Good to see some people willing to fight this.

fluxmulder370d ago

Good, investigate CSGO too while you're at it.

Relientk77370d ago

Death to loot boxes, microtransactions, and pay 2 win

Aenea370d ago (Edited 370d ago )

Microtransactions for cosmetic items are okay, same goes for lootboxes with cosmetic items or any type of item that doesn't give you a benefit over other players.

They aren't all the same. Publishers need to find ways to entice people with items in MT's and lootboxes that do not give benefits. If you want to get rid of them all they will have to find other ways to make up for lost revenue and we won't like what they will come up with next either 'cos it could be higher prices for games..

Thing is, it doesn't matter if they need this type of income to be profitable, they are used to it now, they can't go back to a less profitable way of doing business, their shareholders will not let them. So a non pay2win model with MT's and lootboxes is the way to go...

4Sh0w370d ago

^^^^THIS, it's what I've been saying for awhile now. Raging against ALL MT's makes us just look like a bunch of crybabies, who want bigger and better games while we pay decade old retail prices, target the bad ones, especially "pay to win" which is a reasonable demand.

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