end of year 2017
The first omens came in the form of horse armor over a decade ago. Now, the lootboxes (and the discourse) have truly arrived.
Just as soon as we catch up on all the games from 2017, of course.
'Battlefront II' may have been the most explosive moment, but it was hardly the only instance of loot boxes this year.
Forza, GT, and Project Cars all imagined different versions of the "car collector" fantasy, but it's hard to tell if this is the start of a golden age or the moment where everything breaks.