Halo: The Master Chief Collection May Have Microtransactions Soon
Halo: The Master Chief Collection devs are “internally exploring” the idea of adding microtransactions. 343 Industries decided to rename Season Points to Spartan Points which players can obtain through gameplay.
Players will still earn Spartan Points by completing missions and levelling up to unlock certain items. However, it seems that devs now want to charge real money for them too.
“In the interest of transparency with our dedicated and passionate community, we wanted to inform you of this exploration in advance and provide assurance that purchasable Spartan Points would be an additive feature,” said Community Writer Alex Wakeford. “We will have more information to share about this in the future.”
According to Wakeford, they are simply exploring this potential new feature for players who are relatively new to Halo: The Master Chief Collection “or who may not have dedicated much time specifically to unlocking items during the seasonal updates.” They still want these players to “catch the last outstanding items they need.”
“This would be an optional additive alternative for players who might find the vast scope of content to be an intimidating amount of play time and want to get ahead on or skip the grind,” Wakeford added.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection devs want the gaming community to understand that buying Spartan Points is something that is completely optional. Still, the addition of microtransactions will expectedly raise a lot of eyebrows. After all, there should be balance in games to encourage paying real money for items before they are no longer available.
At the moment, it remains unclear how the introduction of microtransactions will affect the game’s overall progression system. That is, if devs ultimately introduce it into the game at all.
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