Earlier this year Belgium and Netherlands banned loot boxes from games and stated that games which didn’t adhere to this rule would not be allowed to be sold in the respective country. This caused many devs to release game versions specifically for those regions which didn’t contain loot boxes.
In what seems to be a weird plea to fans, games publisher 2K has asked fans to contact their local government to let them know that they want Loot Boxes. As reported by PCGamesN, the publisher has stated that they don’t agree with the ruling and state that they are working to comply with the Belgian Gaming Commission’s interpretation of the law. In a statement, the company wrote, “As a result, we have made some local changes to the MyTeam mode. These changes are necessary in order for us to accommodate the BGC’s interpretation of the Belgian Gaming Act. Specifically, we will be turning off the ability to purchase packs with premium (non-earned) currency/VC.”
2K goes on to say that the packs that can be bought for games like NBA 2K19 already comply with the Belgian gambling laws and urge fans to contact their local government representatives as they are having “continuing conversations” with the Belgian officials regarding this. As of now, players of NBA 2k19 won’t be able to buy card packs with real money for the MyTeam game mode.
Thanks to PCGamesN for this report.
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