The controversy over the loot boxes remains on the table. Given this, some players expect that the next AAA titles to come to light take advantage of this system. One of the most anticipated games for 2018 is undoubtedly Monster Hunter World, whose mechanics lend themselves to implement loot boxes.
Recently, the development team of this title spoke on the subject. The creatives confirmed that Monster Hunter World will not have any kind of loot boxes. So, do not expect to get weapons, armor or other useful objects through this system. The members of Capcom stated that the game does not need the loot boxes since the franchise has other ways to reward its followers.
Ryozo Tsujimoto, the producer of the series, added that, in a certain way, Monster Hunter titles already have a similar system: “I think that Monster Hunter has already built that kind of randomized, item reward into the gameplay. Whenever you carve a monster after a hunt, you don’t know what you’re gonna get within a certain range. You’ve got certain rare parts that you almost never get,” the producer said.
The obtaining of good objects is very important to be able to progress in these titles. So the player will repeatedly seek to get them. In addition, Tsujimoto added that the rewards for the missions are also random at times.
This implies that the same mechanics of the franchise reward the players, who do not have to spend a penny more to obtain all the objects. “You’ve already kind of got loot as a core gameplay aspect without having to shove a microtransaction version of it in,” added Tsujimoto.
Finally, the developer said that it does not make sense for the player to try to save time using these systems. Because he, as a video game creator, is interested in the community spending a lot of time with his titles.
“Our focus is on wanting to get people to play our action game and feel the kind of satisfaction that comes with the achievement you get with completing a hunt and getting rewards. We want people to have the experience that we’ve made for them rather than the option to skip the experience,” Tsujimoto finished.
Monster Hunter World will debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 26, 2018. The game will launch on PC at a later date which is still not yet confirmed.