Lawsuit Filed Against Take-Two For Microtransactions In NBA 2K
Take-Two Interactive, often accused of profiting from exploitative microtransactions, has been sued over the use of such transactions in its NBA 2K franchise. Infrequently, such allegations progress beyond disgruntled gamers and this lawsuit typifies one such occasion. The claim, as reported by Axios, alleges Take-Two's sale of virtual currency transforms into "theft" upon a server shutdown, a common occurrence in these games.
No mechanism exists to transfer this virtual currency into subsequent installments of the franchise, although the process is ostensibly simple to implement. The class-action lawsuit, filed recently in California federal court, labels this practice as "unfair, illegal and greedy." Take-Two Interactive has yet to respond to these charges. We will continue to monitor and report on this unfolding story.