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EA Vice President of Legal Named Lootboxes in & # 39; Surprise Mechanics & # 39; around



  EA Vice President of Legal nicknamed Lootboxes in & # 39; Surprise Mechanics & # 39;

EA's vice president, Legal Kerry Hopkins, testified before the UK Digital, Cultural, Media and Sports Committee on microtransactions. When asked about "lootboxes", Hopkins found a new and quite new name for her: "Surprise mechanics". "Well, first of all, we do not call them lootboxes, we think of them as surprise mechanics … that's something people enjoy, they enjoy surprises."

Hopkins continued to compare loot boxes with "surprise mechanics," which in his opinion has existed for "years, be it Kinder Eggs or Hatchanimals or LOL Surprise." He continued to defend FIFA's "surprise mechanics" as "very ethical and entertaining, very pleasing to the people".

Upon further questioning, Hopkins stated that EA disagrees "that there is evidence that this [lootboxes] leads to gambling. Instead, we think it's like many other products that people enjoy in a healthy way and it is an element of surprise. "

You can hear the full report from 15:45 in the repetition of the parliamentary procedure. [19659006] About PCGamesN & GameInformer


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