Nintendo To Require Disclosure of Loot Box Odds

Michael Warnecke, the Chief Counsel of the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) has announced that Nintendo is committed to changing their platform policies where the odds of the player obtaining any particular item in-game are disclosed. Microsoft and Sony are also committed, with 2020 a target date to implement these changes. Via Polygon.

Edit: added in a portion of a quote from Nintendo below courtesy of Eurogamer.

“At Nintendo, ensuring that our customers can make informed choices when they play our games is very important. As part of our ongoing efforts in this area, Nintendo will require disclosure of drop rates in Nintendo Switch games that offer randomised virtual items for purchase, such as loot boxes. This requirement will apply to all new games and includes updates to current games that add loot boxes through in-game purchases.”

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