The UK wants to rid video games of loot boxes, but Electronic Arts is against it

Electronic Arts is once again under threat in the form of a government that is not giving up trying to resolve

monetization in games.

What is known

British Department of DigitalTechnology recommended that the government regulate loot boxes in accordance with the gambling law. Firstly, the authorities must ensure that the publisher removes this type of monetization from entertainment for children. Secondly, the committee demands that the PEGI commission assign a high age rating to games with loot boxes.

Eurogamer notes that the committee's "recommendations"do not amount to laws, but the government will have to take the declaration seriously. At least one of the country's prominent politicians, Deputy Labor Leader Tom Watson, has shown a keen interest in loot boxes and other forms of monetization.

If you believe the committee report, then in case of refusalthe government will have to explain its decision. Moreover, in the absence of studies proving that loot is not harmful to children, the mechanics should be excluded from games with a low age rating.

Electronic Arts stated in a comment to that it does not agree with the committee's conclusions, but takes monetization issues seriously.

“We constantly strive to ensure safety.and the well-being of players when they play our games or interact with our communities. We continue to look for ways to contribute to productive research and solutions on the topics covered in this report. We also look forward to continuing our dialogue with the UK Government."