Epic Games, THQ weigh in on loot box drop rate transparency

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THQ reminds players that it doesn't have loot boxes, period.

Epic Games and THQ Nordic have responded to the ever-growing list of publishers and developers promising to disclose loot box drop rates.

In the wake of an announcement that Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft would disclose loot box drop rates on their consoles from 2020, THQ Nordic has reminded players that it has no loot boxes, nor “casino-style mechanics” in its games and has no plans to implement them in future.

Moreover, Fortnite developer and publisher Epic Games confirmed with GamesIndustry.biz that all games they publish will commit to loot box transparency moving forward.

“Earlier this year, the Fortnite Save the World team made a change that showed players every item that they would get in a paid llama before opening it,” an Epic Games representative said.

“Earlier this week, the team at Psyonix announced a similar change coming later this year to paid crates in Rocket League. Going forward, we’re committed to the same transparency for player purchases in all Epic Games titles.”

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