After Hawaiian politician Chris Lee proposed government action against loot boxes earlier this week, the ongoing debate surrounding them has showed no signs of stopping. Now, CD Projekt Red has voiced its opinions on the subject.
Marcin Iwiński, co-founder of the beloved Witcher developer, said in an interview with PCGamer: "Where we stand is quite simple and you could see it with all of our past releases. If you buy a full priced game, you should get a big, polished piece of content, which gives you many, many hours of fun gameplay."
Iwiński continued: "The moment they [players] feel you are reaching out for their wallet in any unfair way, they will be vocal about it. And - frankly speaking - I think it's good for the industry. Gamers are striking back, and I really hope this will change our industry for the better."
Anti-loot box sentiment is also gaining ground in the political sphere. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, while not calling for any regulation, has sent a letter to the ESRB (the U.S. ratings board) requesting a review of how loot boxes factor into their age ranges, as well as the collection and publication of data on how loot boxes affect the industry.
While no official action on loot boxes has been taken by any government yet, it could only be a matter of time until something happens.
Do you agree with CD Projekt Red's view on loot boxes, and do you think that microtransactions should factor into age ratings? Hold on to your wallet in the comments below.