In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Monolith’s Vice President of Creative Michael de Plater said they hope people will be playing Middle-earth: Shadow of War for a long time and event with as far as to defend their controversial use of loot boxes. de Plater stated..
“We want people to be playing this game for a long, long time. In addition to that, one of our key features is almost an infinite variety of Orcs and enemies you can create. The ability to go to a market and play with that system and purchase additional Orcs like that felt like a really good fit. You can do that with the currency in the game and the paid currency, gold, as well.”
Middle-earth: Shadow of War releases on October 10 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.