Vane wrote:As one example (although there's plenty around right now). A major part of the appeal of playing Destiny (a looter-shooter) was showing off all the cool pieces of gear you'd acquired by completing specific activities. In Destiny 2 the vast majority of the cool looking gear is now behind the loot box/micro-transation shop.
Did we play the same game, because there is only one gear set behind the loot boxes and last time I checked that gear set did not look cool or have any stat advantage.
So I'm not sure how one gear set out of the 20 there is in the game, is now somehow the vast majority of cool looking gear.
Raging Light wrote:As I already said, monetizing lootboxes is the only thing potentially on the chopping block here. MTs would not be banned in any way. Lootboxes would not be banned in anyway (although poor wording in the potential legislation could ban all lootboxes by accident). And smaller devs would be working on smaller games that have smaller overhead anyway so they wouldn't need MTs to keep them going. Even if their games sold moderately well at full price that would be more than enough to make a profit.
Where would that put a games like Four Kings: Casino and Slots on PS4?
The game is rated Teen in the US and rated 12 and up in Europe, it is a game based on walking around gamble your chips in slot machine, blackjack, poker and other things like.
You don't have the loot boxes, but it has the microtransactions as the only way to earn chips is to win or buy them with real life money, that game already has the gambling label and is still rated Teen, I find it funny how no one seems to mention these games, this is a game built around gambling.
It makes people like me wonder, do you really care about gambling in games or do you mostly care because you have a harder time getting everything in your AAA games ...
A game like Four Kings: Casino and Slots would not be hurt by this, and Sony really wants you to try it out. But I don't see people call Sony the things they are ready to call EA.