343 Industries Exploring Microtransactions In Halo The Master Chief Collection
343 Industries is internally exploring the addition of microtransactions in Halo The Master Chief Collection. The previously named “Season Points” – points obtained by completing challenges and leveling up to acquire items – will ultimately be renamed “Spartan Points” in a later update because we’ve moved away from Seasons.
The game currently boasts well over 1000+ individual customization items, including armor, attachments, nameplates, weapon and vehicle skins, armor effects, Firefight voices, and more, thanks to MCC’s sustained support throughout the years.
In a “community update” blog post on Halo Waypoint, 343 Industries announced that the studio is now internally looking into a potential new feature for the MCC in the form of purchasable Spartan Points for players who are new to the MCC, who may not have dedicated much time specifically to unlocking items during the seasonal updates, or who are simply completionists looking to catch the last outstanding items they need. Based on the information shared in the post, this new system, for all intents and purposes, involves the inclusion of microtransactions in Halo The Master Chief Collection.
343 Industries‘ blog post further states that the studio is satisfied with the way in which players currently acquire Spartan Points by completing challenges and leveling up through play. According to the studio, the new system would be an optional, additive alternative for players who may find the vast scope of content to require an intimidating amount of playtime and want to get ahead on the grind, or perhaps wish to grab specific items that they may want.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a compilation of first-person shooter video games in the Halo series, originally released in November 2014 for the Xbox One, and later on Microsoft Windows through 2019 and 2020. In November 2020, an improved version was made available on the Xbox Series X/S. Xbox Game Teams released the collection, which was created by 343 Industries in collaboration with other studios. The collection comprises older Xbox systems’ versions of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach, and Halo 4.
Each game added to the Master Chief Collection got an aesthetic improvement, with Halo 2 receiving a special 10-year-exclusive high-definition overhaul of its audio and cutscenes. Access to the Halo: Nightfall live-action series and the short-lived multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians are both included in the game. Every map that was first released with each game is included in the collection’s multiplayer, including six completely new Halo 2 maps.