The UK could follow European counterparts Belgium and Netherlands in regulating loot boxes and microtransactions.
NHS mental health director, Claire Murdoch has called on the games industry to ban loot boxes to combat gambling addiction.
The UK's children's commissioner is looking to get loot boxes and microtransactions in video games regulated.
Gears 5 will feature cosmetic microtransactions that its developers think are "very player-centric, player-friendly."
After gamers were essentially threatened with legalization by a Hawaii Senator two years ago, one Missouri Senator is trying to get loot boxes banned.
The Federal Trade Commission will hold a workshop on the issues surrounding loot boxes on August 7, 2019.
Games that contain the much-loathed loot box system will now be flagged on OpenCritic's website.
Loot boxes will supposedly soon be investigated by the FTC in the pursuit of protecting children.
Blizzard has announced that paying for loot boxes in Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm has been removed for Belgium Players due to the Belgian Gaming Commission's report from April that stated the option falls under gambling
In the wake of a Loot Box crisis, Rocket League and Psyonix is offering a new business model to earn premium cosmetic items.