they are trying to give the game a "real" universe feel. and not just a cartoony video game feel.
I don't wanna argue with a newcomer here but... That's a strange argument considering all the cartoony stuff in the game.
I'd love if they improved the "real universe feel" on many other things while offering a huge QoL improvement about containers.
Seriously I don't think at all that they're trying to give any feeling of real universe with all those empty and boring containers. Baldur's Gate 1/2 and many other games feel way more "real" and have less useless containers to open.