Loot Boxes Controversy Puts The Scopes On Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2

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The past week has witnessed a fierce battle between gamers and developers. The gamers were united and loud in their stance against loot boxes on Star Wars Battlefront 2 and it resulted in EA giving in to their request to disable the feature in the newly launched game.

EA is known to milk on every opportunity at making money and they have overdone it in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Seeing that EA’s greedy reputation can be undone with a strong rally, gamers are beginning to feel hopeful for the future of gaming.

For us, we still feel that the battle is not over because EA does not seem like the biggest villain in forcing loot boxes in video games. This title actually belongs to Rockstar, at least in our eyes.

Everything Rockstar produces have turned into gold and no one can question the popularity of their games. The latest GTA 5 saw Rockstar creating new financial records in the industry and it also witnessed their move to try loot boxes called Shark Cards.

The introduction of Shark Cards left the majority of the players in disappointment but there have been no real protest towards it due to the awesomeness that is with GTA 5.

Soon, Rockstar will follow it up with Red Dead Redemption 2 and the western-themed video game is fully expected to be as huge as GTA 5. If Shark Cards are to make it into Red Dead Redemption 2, will the complaint of the gamers affect Rockstar?

We fear that the answer is no because Rockstar has never cared about these things. They make good games and good money. It’s all what they do and want. The developer has been caught in numerous controversies in the past and they stood firm with their ideology without giving in.

If this is to be the case, then Red Dead Redemption 2 may inspire other game developers to be tough and keep on deploying microtransactions. Let’s hope that this won’t be the case.