@Akonyl said in BANNED IN BELGIUM!:
@ZeeHero9271 said in BANNED IN BELGIUM!:
The games I played wasn't from EA though. in fact it was owned by a shady chinese company called Perfect World Entertainment. it had tons of loot boxes.. and my belgian friend had no issues logging on.
If it's a game from a shady Chinese company, that might explain why. Unless the game actually gets investigated, the Belgian authorities won't know whether or not a game has lootboxes, and depending how shady that company is it might not be worth their effort to really go after them if it's a small game/company. If it's a game you download off of some random website vs having an official release on a big platform like Steam, it's easy to release even in countries where your game's technically illegal.
Perfect World Entertainment isn't exactly a small company. They're responsible for Perfect World International, Neverwinter, the Torchlight series, and Remnant: From The Ashes, some of their more well known titles. They also host Star Trek Online thanks to a few unfortunate company purchases. If they managed to feature loot boxes in Belgium, they likely decided to just pay fines instead of accommodating their laws.