A spokesperson for Ubisoft has indicated that loot boxes will be sticking around in their games and the fault lies squarely on the players because they keep buying the damn things.
DSO Gaming has posted an interesting update from Ubisoft’s support team recently which began when discussion of the upcoming “Trials Rising” game confirmed it will feature ‘Gear Crates’ which is the in-game term for loot boxes.
The wild motorcycle stunt game series hasn’t traditionally featured loot boxes so fans complained. Ubisoft responded saying said boxes will feature cosmetic-only items and bluntly said: “If players simply didn’t buy these crates, they would not be added into games in future.” Trouble is, they are and in droves.
There is one upside to them with the company claiming the system helps them invest in new games and they are a business after all (and so are out to make money).