343 Can add microtransactions to Halo: The Master Chief Collection

In Halo: The Master Chief Collection, two Spartans stand side by side with their backs dramatically turned to the camera.

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That’s a thing for free-to-play shooters Halo infinity having microtransactions. now Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a first-person shooter with a price tag, might look similar. Maybe. Developer 343 is still “exploring” a “potential” framework “for the future”.

The introduction of microtransactions may seem like a strange move for them Halo: The Master Chief Collectionwhich is almost eight years old and has already had one of the more publicly tumultuous receptions in modern gaming.

First published in 2014, Halo: The Master Chief Collection combines the first four main lines gloriole Games – and their popular multiplayer components – stumbled out of the gate with some serious connectivity issues, though. It took quite a while and lots of updates, but until 2019 Master Chief Collection blocked a place as one of the best multiplayer shooters ever. The player base was further strengthened in 2020 following totals for the then forthcoming ones Halo infinity.

“We are internally investigating a potential new feature for the future in the form of purchasable Spartan Points,” wrote 343’s Alex Wakeford in a blog post. “It’s reasonable to note here that we’re happy with the current system of how players earn Spartan Points by completing challenges and leveling up through the game. This would be an optional, additional alternative for players who find the massive amount of content an intimidating amount of gameplay and want to progress (or skip) the grind.

Needless to say, the gloriole community is Not happy.

“It is a mistake,” Taras, al gloriole-focused content creator known as Late Night Gaming on YouTubesaid kotaku. “Unfortunately, 343 had a tough year following poor handling of Halo infinityis supposed to be “live service”. The last thing they need is [to] retroactively adding microtransactions to games that are over a decade old at this point.”

The generally positive voices agree glorioleThe community of has spoken out. Holy icona popular one gloriole podcast, said that more microtransactions are “the last thing”. gloriole needs. UberNick, a gloriole Content Creator with Spacestation Gaming, said He wasn’t initially upset with the idea of ​​the microtransaction, but changed his position after hearing about the concerns of others.

The Master Chief Collection is considered a bit of a “safe place” for gloriole Right now it’s one area of ​​the series that’s doing relatively well, so to see them being so deaf to something like the inclusion of microtransactions is a surprisingly bad PR move,” Taras said.

After the release of Halo infinitysecond season criticized by fans how 343 Industries quietly introduced some controversial changes – like removing non-telegraphed traversal methods called “skill jumps” – without informing players beforehand. After some vocal feedback from community members, 343 has reverted these changes.

In the meantime, to my understanding, this is the first instance where 343 actually made a change through the gloriole Community to measure reception before implementing it. However, it is unclear whether it was a deliberate decision by 343 in response Halo infinitySeason 2 debacle or, if so, why they decided to test the waters with the terminally hot topic of microtransactions. All hates Microtransactions!

Representatives from 343 Industries did not respond to a request for comment.

https://kotaku.com/halo-master-chief-collection-microtransactions-343-indu-1849106566 343 Can add microtransactions to Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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