Loot Boxes have been a problem in the video game world for a long time now, and a lot of people – including lawmakers
– have been trying to curb this tide for almost just as long. It’s easy to forget, though, that their “popularity” has leaked into the real world, and now many literal loot boxes (called “Blind-box collectables”) can be found in physical game stores too.
Personally, I haven’t found a single person who actually likes these things, as usually they’re on the lower-end of quality, so it’s not seen as a real good use of your money to buy thirty junk figurines for the one you’re only mildly interested in.
But companies are gonna be jerks, and that includes Sonly: who’s decided that they’re going to be offering their own “Blind-box collectables”
at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, between next Wednesday and the following Sunday at the PlayStation Gear Store (that’d be booth #121 for you in attendance).
These boxes, five in total, which are colored and designed after the iconic x – o – triangle – square buttons that Sony popularized, will cost about $60 each. We literally have no idea what’s inside them, but apparently, there will be less than 500 of each manufactured, and the value of the object within the box is around $90. So in theory, you’re saving $30
, but in practice, we kind of have to take Sony’s word on that.
Despite each day having its own colored box, there will be up to 25 limited edition items available
in total. So the design of the box won’t dictate its contents.
I look forward to someone buying one, posting the contents online, and helping sate the curiosity of the world at large. But to be honest, even if everyone swore secrecy to the contents… I don’t think I could be bothered to care that much, honestly.
Ya’ll have fun with your loot boxes.