In new guidelines laid out by Apple, developers of games and apps for the Apple App Store will be required to divulge the odds of the loot boxes on offer.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) December 21, 2017
This is an interesting development, because it might affect games like EA’s FIFA. Think about it, you can open packs purchased with real money using the FIFA FUT App, as confirmed by FIFA expert, and friend of the site, Tom Mills:
I wonder if those new apple rules will apply to the fut app? Weird one because you can open packs with real money on the app via FIFA points, but you can’t BUY FIFA points via the app.
— Tom Mills (@tem1985) December 23, 2017
In China this has been a requirement for a while now, but it’ll be interesting to see how this story develops…