maybe ea will focus less on shitty lootboxes and focus more on making their games decent to play both online & offline
lol jokes, they won't bother
the only time game developers and publishers move away from lootboxes is if they get regulated to a point where they arnt profitable or something more profitable takes their place.
as long as the oil well is open for business and free to use as they please, they will milk it for as long as they can. Chances are the golden days of loot boxes are fast closing anyway, people will either get so sick of them that they wont be used because of bad image or as Ive already stated, they will get regulated to the point of strangulation. This act of sneaking in gambling under the guise of "lootboxes" to non adults can't go on. It should and likely will fall under standard gambling regulations before long which will take the wind out their sails.
at the end of the day I don't even blame them tbh, EA would be morons to not exploit something so good for business. Its all very well making games that win awards for being good games but if there is more money to be made in lootboxes then it makes more sense from a business perspective.
its basically up to everyone else to see it as unacceptable and make these fuckers jump through more hoops to get their profit. If people actually refused to purchase these lootboxes then there would be no benefit in using them, its up to the consumer to tell EA to fuck off.
some games companies probably only refuse to use them because they are worried about their image going forward and might suffer reduced business as a result of using them. I can't believe any are simply not using them just because they respect the customer (well they only respect them to keep giving them money), money is king when it comes to business calls. If there is lucrative money to made from something, its being considered.
Just look at wwe and these crown jewel shows, everything besides the sums of money being offered is screaming "don't do it" and yet they are still going out there.