European Commission meets with devs to improve consumer protections, wants them to stop calling games free if they have in-app purchases.
It's about time something was done about this!
Done about what though? I download a game, for free. I then play it, for free. I have the option to pay for in app items but i'm under no obligation to do so. As far as i'm concerned, it's free to play. :)
I can see both sides of that argument but I think they just want to add regulation to it so I guess first of all that you are made more aware that some items you will need to pay for if you want them. Also protecting customers from future opportunities for devs to abuse the system. In any case it's good to see any governing body in the UK look out for the consumer for once. I'm liking the recent positivity to consumer rights in the gaming industry of late with this & the new proposed laws of digital distribution rights.
'"The use of the word 'free' (or similar unequivocal terms) as such, and without any appropriate qualifications, should only be allowed for games which are indeed free in their entirety, or in other words which contain no possibility of making in-app purchases, not even on an optional basis," the group said.' Well said!
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