As increasing pressure and criticism builds around the world on paid loot boxes in video games, Rocket League developer Psyonix has announced that it will remove paid randomized loot boxes from the game later this year. This move mirrors a move by Epic Games, who purchased Psyonix earlier this year, with its mega-popular title Fortnite.
While there is currently no official release date for the change as of now, Psyonix said the decision comes from being “dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our players all over the world.” In an announcement on the official Rocket League website, Psyonix posted the following statement:
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. In pursuit of that goal, later this year we will remove all paid, randomized Crates from Rocket League, replacing them with a system that shows the exact items you’re buying in advance. This is similar to changes implemented earlier this year by the Fortnite Save the World team.
The current loot box system will be replaced by a new in-game shop that will show the items you’ll be purchasing ahead of time. Also included in the statement, Rocket Pass Premium, DLC Cars, and eSports Shop items will continue to be offered for direct purchase alongside the new system.
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