Developer 343 Industries says it’s “exploring” new microtransactions for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which would make specific customization items purchasable through the renamed Season Points.
As 343 explained in his last blog mail (opens in a new tab), the existing MCC currency, Season Points, will be renamed to Spartan Points “in a future update.” As a separate change intended to make the 1,000+ items tied to Season Points more available to new players or those who “want to advance (or skip) the grind,” the studio is “internally exploring a potential new feature.” for the future in the form of purchasable Spartan Points.
“It’s prudent 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,” the studio says. “This would be an optional and additive alternative for gamers who may find the sheer amount of content to be an intimidating amount of playtime…in the interest of transparency with our dedicated and passionate community, we wanted to inform you of this exploration up front and provide the assurance that purchasable Spartan Points would be an added feature.”
It’s unclear when Spartan Points will be purchasable in the Master Chief Collection, or what kind of value you’ll get for your money. That said, for 343 to even mention the idea in this way, we can reasonably assume that this addition is more of a ‘when’ than an ‘if’. 343 also says that he will share more details about the Spartan Points that can be purchased in the future, so it’s probably safe to leave this as a foregone conclusion.
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