Loot crates and micro transactions are the norm in modern gaming. Whether it’s a Free-to-Play title or a full priced retail product, many games offer you the chance to buy in-game goodies for even more money on top of what you already paid. Rocket League is the next game to follow this line of thinking, with an upcoming release of loot crates.
In the announcement for the loot crates, Psyonix made a point by stating that these loot crates will not be linked to the Steam Marketplace. This is primarily based on last week’s breaking story relating to the likes of Counter Strike gambling websites and the turmoil that unfolded with that.
“There will be no Steam Marketplace integration with crates. We are definitely aware of the problems related to third-party gambling in other games and we are not interested in taking that approach.”
What the loot crates will offer is purely cosmetic items, not unlike anything you have already unlocked or witnessed in Rocket League thus far. Sure, there may be new items added in time, but the current unlock system won’t change either.
“We have a strict ‘Don’t Sell Advantage’ policy for Rocket League,” they said, “and we’re sticking with that.”
“This won’t affect or impact our current item-drop system in any way,” Psyonix wrote. “We also want to reassure you guys that we are sticking with our approach to keep introducing free new Arenas, Modes, and Items, along with the occasional paid DLC just like we always have.”
The positive side related to these optional loot crates is that they will help fund the Rocket League eSports events in the future, similar to what other developers like 343 Industries do with the Halo World Championship and its REQ-pack funded prize pot.
The Rocket League loot crates are expected to drop sometime next month.