ESRB To Include ‘In-Game Purchases’ Tag On Video Games

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From the ESRB: You may have noticed that weve been a little quiet on the topic of in-game purchases and loot boxes, but weve been listening. In fact, weve absorbed every tweet, email, Facebook post and singing telegram sent our way, and weve been working to develop a sensible approach to let gamers and parents know when a game offers the option to purchase additional content. Starting soon ESRB will begin assigning a brand-new label to physical games: In-Game Purchases. This label, or as we all it interaction element, will appear on boxes (and wherever those games can be downloaded) for all games that offer the ability to purchase digital goods or premiums with real world currency. This includes feature like bonus levels, skins, surprise items (such as item packs, loot boxes, mystery awards), music, virtual coins and other forms of in-game currency, subscriptions, season passes, upgrades (e.g., to disable ads) and more. Were also launching a new website to he…

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