Developer 343 Industries says it’s “exploring” new microtransactions for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which would make specific customization items purchasable through Rebrand Season Points.
As 343 explained in his last blog Publish (opens in a new tab), MCC’s existing currency, Season Points, will be renamed to Spartan Points “in a future update.” As a separate change intended to make the 1,000+ Season Point-related items more accessible to new players or those who “want to get ahead (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 safe to note here that we’re happy with the current system of how players earn Spartan Points, completing challenges and leveling up as they play,” the studio says. “This would be an optional and additive alternative for players who might find the vast scope of content to be a daunting amount of playtime…in the interest of transparency with our dedicated and passionate community, we wanted to let you know about this exploration at advance and provide assurance that purchasing Spartan Points would be an added feature.”
It’s unclear when Spartan Points may become purchasable in the Master Chief Collection, or what kind of value you’d 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 states that he will be sharing more details about purchasable Spartan Points in the future, so it’s probably safe to consider this a foregone conclusion.
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