The trend to remove lootboxes from already existing games continues and to be honest, no one is complaining.
Psyonix literally just stated on their blog,
“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. Rocket Pass Premium, DLC Cars, and Esports Shop items will continue to be offered for direct purchase alongside our new system.
We will share more information, including timelines and roll-out specifics, in the coming months.”
It’s quite surprising for such an old game but it’s still a welcome addition, knowing that Epic Games is now behind the talented studio, it would not be surprising to see said crates be replaced by another paid model in addition to this more straight forward one ? The future will tell.
Do you personally think this is a pure act of goodwill or is it simply a precaution, to avoid future legal reasons tied to lootboxes in games?
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and initially published by Psyonix. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 on July 2015, with ports for Xbox One, macOS, Linux, and Nintendo Switch being released later on.