Spain to tighten regulations on loot boxes in video games
Spain's Minister for Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzón, plans to regulate loot boxes in video games, potentially introducing age verification and banning minors from purchasing loot box credits
Spanish Minister for Consumer Affairs, Alberto Garzón, has announced plans to implement technical regulations for loot boxes in video games, aiming to make Spain a pioneer in protecting minors from such interactions.
Following a year-long investigation into loot box purchases, the ministry found that 35% of video games and 55% of mobile games in Spain use loot box mechanisms for monetisation.
The proposed regulations may include a registration system requiring age verification, a ban on minors accessing stores where loot box credits can be purchased, and rules for advertising loot boxes and in-game promotions.