The UK government has opened its call for evidence over the use of ‘randomised monetisation mechanics’ aka loot boxes in videogames. The call is asking for input and feedback from gamers (and their parents/guardians), developers, …
The House of Lords Gambling Committee is recommending the immediate reclassification of loot boxes in videogames as gambling.
The report goes on to state that any game or mechanic which has ‘gambling like characteristics’ should be similarly regulated.
The DCMS will launch a call for evidence into the use of ‘loot boxes’ within videogames, to decide whether or not they should be considered ‘gambling’.