Belgium Launches Gambling Investigation into Overwatch and Star Wars Battlefront 2

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The Belgian Gaming Commission have launched an investigation into whether Overwatch and Star Wars Battlefront 2 should be classified as gambling, as reported by PC Gamer.

The issue is based around the inclusion of loot boxes in both games with the Gaming Commission’s Director Peter Naessens saying, in a statement to VTM Nieuws, that the system is “dependent on chance” due to the player not knowing what they are buying.

The PC Gamer article claimed that if both games ended up being classified as gambling, EA and Blizzard could be fined and their games could even be removed from sale.  This could also have potential repercussions for the industry as regulators in other countries could take the same steps.