dark        

Rocket League is getting rid of its crate system

0

Moving to Fortnite's model

Psyonix is doing away with Rocket League's crate system, which is better known by the industry-standard term "loot box." It's a form of randomized microtransaction -- in-game gambling that costs $1 per crate and rewards the player with a mystery item of varying rarity.

In a brief announcement post, the developer says "Here at Psyonix, and Epic Games as a whole, we are dedicated to creating the best possible experience for our players all over the world. In pursuit of that goal, later this year we will remove all paid, randomized crates from Rocket League, replacing them with a system that shows the exact items you're buying in advance."

Psyonix points to its new owner, Epic Games, as an example of the direction it's moving toward. It cites Fortnite's new(ish) monetization system as the model Rocket League will follow. For most of 2019, Fortnite has featured a storefront where the items are rotated daily. Users know exactly what they're about to purchase. If they don't have any interest, they can wait until the shop refreshes the next day to see if those new items catch their eye.

It's not a surprising move considering that loot box legislation is becoming more strict all the time. Last summer, Psyonix took its first steps toward crate transparency by publishing the drop rates for item rarities. Now, rather than trying to comply with different regulations in all different regions, Psyonix and Epic seem content to just kill off crates altogether. Besides, it already has convincing evidence that the new model can be successful, and with none of the trouble. Framed that way, it seems like an easy switch.

Crates Leaving Rocket League Later This Year [Rocket League]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Brett Makedonski
Brett MakedonskiManaging Editor   gamer profile

While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Rocket League   (213)   From our database:

  • Rocket League's microtransactions shift from crates to blueprints - Brett Makedonski
  • Rocket League is getting rid of its crate system - Brett Makedonski
  • I hired an ex-pro to coach me in Rocket League, here's what I learned - Brett Makedonski
  • Rocket League has a summer's worth of limited-time events planned - Brett Makedonski
  • Rocket League has Challenges now, and they're the perfect complement to Rocket Pass 3 - Brett Makedonski
  • Rocket League mixes baseball with soccer thanks to some MLB DLC - Brett Makedonski
  • Finally, you can play with cross-platform friends in Rocket League - Anthony Marzano
  • Rocket League finally gets full cross-platform support on PS4 - Peter Glagowski
  • This is what happens when you forget to pack your jersey - Brett Makedonski
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Epic Games #Microtransactions #Nintendo Switch #PC #PS4 #Psyonix #Rocket League #Xbox One

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •