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“If Players Did not Buy Loot Boxes, They Would Not Be Added Into Games”

By Tyler Fischer– November 17, 2018 1; like many of Ubisoft's games – broke, and some players were unsurprisingly not…

1; like many of Ubisoft’s games – broke, and some players were unsurprisingly not very happy about the news .

In a thread on Steam, multiple PC players in the game’s community gathered to talk about the confirmation, as well as slam Ubisoft and the game for the news.

If you’re skimming through the thread for yourself, I will see all types of reactions. Some people point out that the loot boxes are for only cosmetic items, meaning their impact is minimal and int Eraction is not required or even encouraged. Meanwhile, others were downright livid. Some even unpleasant.

Early in the thread, a Ubisoft developer chimed in let everyone know the team would be alerted to the concern surrounding the “Gear Crates.” A pretty PR friendly response. Men dette var fulgt af en anden Ubisoft-udvikler som chiming in representing “Ubisoft Support.” Og deres svar var mere ærligt og engagerende, og dermed følgelig mindre PR-venlige, og naturligvis havde ikke lettet de bekymringer, det var rettet mod adressen.

“Som har været påpeget, disse lootcrates er rent kosmetiske,” skriver de Ubisoft dev. “I do appreciate why players feel the way they do about them, but as it was also pointed out, you can always just not buy them.”

The developer continued:

” Ultimately, they are intended for players who want something to help them stand out from the crowd when playing online, or just those who are big fans of the game and want to support us further.

“Yes, it means that Noen spillere endte med at bruge mere på vores spill enn andre, og det fører til økt fortjeneste for oss. It also helps us to put more money into new titles and to understand what players look for in their games. If players simply did not buy these crates, they would not be added to games in future. “

The developer concludes pointing out that loot boxes” are not bad if done right, “suggesting their implementation in Trials Rising does not over step boundaries egregiously like some other releases in recent years.

Wherever you come down on loot boxes and their continued prevalence, it’s a shame to see developers taken through the ringer over them, especially when it’s about cosmetic-only loot boxes. This was not the smoothest PR job at Ubisoft, but some of the responses in the thread are over-the-top, but that’s to be expected when loot boxes are the discussion at hand.

Trials Rising is poised to release worldwide on February 12, 2019 via the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Thanks, GameWatcher.

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