After the first teaser and gameplay trailers for Rage 2 earlier this week showed what we can expect from the post-apocalyptic sequel, we now have confirmation of at least one other cool bit of info: It reportedly does not have loot boxes.
Speaking with German publication GameStar, id Software confirmed loot boxes are out, but that the long-tail, games-as-a-service approach is still in. According to translation by USGamer, id Software studio director Tim Willits said id wants “people to play Rage 2 longer,” though he did not elaborate on what, specifically, that would entail.
We will likely find out more about Rage 2 at E3 in a few weeks, the schedule of which you can check out here.
Bethesda has mostly kept its hand out of the lootbox cookie jar, so can buy the notion Rage 2 wasn’t affected by the recent controversies surrounding loot boxes and their subsequent bans in Belgium and The Netherlands. Either way, nice to know!