343 Industries has confirmed it's looking at a way to implement microtransactions in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, although it's been explained that it's an "optional, additive alternative" to grinding for "the vast scope of content".
In the latest blogpost over at Halo Waypoint, 343 further detailed the reasons behind the idea:
"For players who are new to the MCC, or who may not have dedicated much time specifically to unlocking items during the seasonal updates, or are simply completionists looking to catch the last outstanding items they need, we are internally exploring a potential new feature for the future in the form of purchasable Spartan Points."
"It is prudent to note here that we are happy with the current system of how players earn Spartan Points, by completing challenges and levelling up through play. This would be an optional, additive alternative for players who might find the vast scope of content to be an intimidating amount of playtime and want to get ahead on (or skip) the grind, or maybe want to grab specific items they want (we all have our favorites!)."
These Spartan Points will be the new name for Season Points, and it's also mentioned in the blogpost that the MTX plans are being shared early "in the interest of transparency with our dedicated and passionate community".
343 has yet to reveal a date for these changes, but we'll let you know when we hear more.
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