Rocket League developer Psyonix has announced plans to remove randomized loot boxes from the game later this year, a move that comes months after the company was purchased by Epic Games. There’s no official date for the change just yet, but Psyonix said the decision stems from wanting to do right by its players.
“Here at Psyonix, and Epic Games as a whole, we are dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our players all over the world,” the announcement reads. “In pursuit of that goal, later this year we will remove all paid, randomized crates from Rocket League.”
The biggest victim of loot boxes were children who get lured by the lucrative offerings and end up spending large sums of money, obviously because of the fact that they are not aware of the consequences. While the fact that the presence of microtransactions in a game still might lead to some of these impulsive purchases by children, at the end of the day, they still get what they see, and don’t get lured into paying for something which they have a less than 1% of chance of acquiring. If you need Buy Rocket League decals, you can visit our site 5mmo.com.
Despite that hiccup, the story of Rocket League abandoning loot boxes is mostly a happy one. It shows that a video game can still have collectible items that draw a profit without preying on addiction through randomization. This is a big deal in a world where many governments are weighing the benefits of outlawing loot boxes altogether. Psyonix could be leading the industry by showing what a loot-less business model looks like.
A lot of people have some pretty strong feelings about Epic Games, but you have to give them credit for taking the lead when it comes to phasing out loot boxes. As mentioned above, they’ve already removed them from Fortnite and they didn’t wait long to nix them from Rocket League once they had the chance. Hopefully other publishers take note.