Both ESRB and now PEGI have introduced new video game rating warnings for 'random items'. This wide terminology appears to capture all forms of loot box monetisation. While the legality of including loot box mechanics in games remains unchanged, their presence must now be flagged to the consumer. Read our full piece explaining the changes here.
Paid random item warnings are a win for loot box critics and regulators, but some will argue more must be done to curb children’s spending on loot boxes – which are often heavily promoted in-game.