Increasing Transparency for Consumers Showing Probabilities of Virtual Items in Loot Boxes in Digital Games

International Journal of social Sciences and Economic Review

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Title Increasing Transparency for Consumers Showing Probabilities of Virtual Items in Loot Boxes in Digital Games
 
Creator Christian Lohse, Philipp
 
Subject Freemium
Digital
Gaming
Survey
Transparency
Loot Box
 
Description Purpose of the study: This study is motivated by the increasing public discussions about loot boxes. There are similarities between loot boxes and gambling. Digital games often cross the line between skill-based games and gambling.
Methodology: The presented data in this study is based on an online survey from July 2019 in Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Main Findings: This paper discusses the public acceptance of a possible loot box regulation. Often, the probabilities of items inside loot boxes are not shown. This paper discusses the acceptance of mandatory showing of loot box probabilities and finds that there is a major agreement to the possible increase of transparency.
Research limitations: The presented data only applies to Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Thailand, the UK, and the USA in July 2019. Findings from this study cannot be transferred to other countries. There might be further regional differences in other countries. Further research of consumer preferences for possible regulations can help in determining useful regulations for digital games with loot boxes.
Novelty/Originality of this study: Knowledge in this research field is still limited. There are yet adequate studies that explore consumer preferences concerning game design. This applies especially for the field of consumer preferences concerning the showing of probabilities of virtual items inside loot boxes.
 
Publisher Aims Academics Journals
 
Date 2020-10-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
text/html
text/xml
 
Identifier https://ijsser.com/index.php/ijsser/article/view/68
10.36923/ijsser.v2i3.68
 
Source International Journal of Social Sciences and Economic Review; Vol 2 No 3: September, 2020; 22-27
2706-9346
10.36923/ijsser.v2i3
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijsser.com/index.php/ijsser/article/view/68/36
https://ijsser.com/index.php/ijsser/article/view/68/37
https://ijsser.com/index.php/ijsser/article/view/68/38
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
 

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