Well, loot boxes are certainly all the (internet) rage recently with them appearing in AAA games such as Forza 7, Assassin's Creed Origins and Middle-earth: Shadow of War. In this article we will discuss what loot boxes are and how they could potentially be a big part in the monetisation of games in the future.
So what are Loot Boxes?
Loot boxes, much like Daenerys Targeryen, go by many different names and titles; Booster packs, card packs, loot llamas, mystery chests (you get the picture hopefully). Depending on the game the content...
The recent announcement of the Nintendo Switch Online Service being pushed back to 2018 has caused a large ripple in the gaming industry. Many articles emerging are comparing it to Netflix in terms of being a game subscription service - however this is far from being the case. The Switch Online Service is NOT the Netflix for games and is actually quite different.
Let's start with explaining what the Switch Online Service is from what we know so far.