Epic Games joins console manufacturers with loot box transparency policy



Epic Games will be joining the likes of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft in a move for loot box transparency.

With The Big Three recently announcing that their consoles will require loot box probabilities to be disclosed, the single gaming market that remains open for shady gambling-esque business is PC.

Whilst Steam creators Valve have yet to comment on their loot box stance following The Big Three’s announcement, Epic Games has easily taken its place. (Maybe in an effort to win some fans in the midst of Epic exclusive “controversies”?)

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Epic hasn’t quickly taken a stance without prior thought. In fact, earlier this year the developer introduced transparent odds to “loot llamas” within Fortnite.

“Earlier this year, the Fortnite Save the World team made a change that showed players every item that they would get in a paid llama before opening it,” Epic said to GamesIndustry.biz.

“Earlier this week, the team at Psyonix announced a similar change coming later this year to paid crates in Rocket League. Going forward, we’re committed to the same transparency for player purchases in all Epic Games titles.” Whatever the reason, loot box transparency is good for any platform.

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