Not every company is willing to let Belgium’s ban on loot boxes stand unopposed. In a public statement, 2K Games is asking their fans in Belgium to tell the government that loot boxes are not gambling.
ARJEL, France’s regulatory body on gambling, has just released their 2017-2018 activity report. Although the report criticizes the practice of loot boxes, it ruled that they don’t fall under the legal definition of gambling.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War developer, Monolith, has just announced that they will be stripping the entire game of all lootboxes and microtransactions. There’s a ton of explanation and details regarding this removal, and we have them all for you here!