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Publishers Must Reveal Loot Box Odds in China

Posted Dec 07, 2016 by Suzie Ford

Publishers Must Reveal Loot Box Odds in China

According to NeoGaf, a new regulation will be going into effect in May 2017 that will require game publishers in China to reveal the statistical probabilities and odds for items that can be gained through "loot boxes".  Additionally, publishers must reveal all results from random drawings.

2.6 ...Online game publishers shall promptly publicly announce information about the name, property, content, quantity, and draw/forge probability of all virtual items and services that can be drawn/forge on the official website or a dedicated draw probability webpage of the game. The information on draw probability shall be true and effective.

2.7 Online game publishers shall publicly announce the random draw results by customers on notable places of official website or in game, and keep record for government inquiry. The record must be kept for more than 90 days. When publishing the random draw results, some measures should be taken place to protect user privacy.

The implications for internationally published titles that include China could be interesting. What do you think?

Via PCGamesN

Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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