Specifically, according to a report over at VG247
, 10 games were investigated by the Netherland's gaming commission. Four of them have been found to be in violation of the Better Gaming Act and have eight weeks to make significant changes or face fines or even be removed from sale.
While the four "popular" titles found to be in violation of the act aren't named, the gaming commission declared that they "are designed as gambling games are designed, with the feeling that you have almost won" and that they are calling "on all game companies not to make loot boxes accessible to children anymore and to remove addictive elements".
VG247's report comes via Netherlands public news agency NOS
who has outed the four games as FIFA 18, Dota 2, PUBG and Rocket League. Given these games are played globally online, how the companies decide to handle any demanded changes will be interesting. The other six games that were part of the overall investigation still featured loot boxes, but were found to be compliant with gambling laws. Check out the more in-depth VG247 report via the link above.
Loot boxes -- what are your thoughts on them overall?