Halo 4 May Get Cosmetic Microtransactions, Says 343 Industries
Written Tuesday, April 09, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
343 Industries is considering introducing microtransactions to Halo 4.
That’s according to executive producer Dan Ayoub, who said, "I think Halo certainly has the potential for those kinds of things,"
"We don't have too much to talk about in terms of our plans down that line, but it's certainly something... we've seen the fans of Gears are enjoying, and if it's something we think our community is going to enjoy, it's something we'll seriously talk about.
"Obviously our commitment is always that we're going to make sure there's something for people to do on Halo, whether it's playlists, or new maps or new content, something like that.
"We can't say too much about the specifics we're planning, but what we can say is we don't take that commitment lightly, and people should keep their eyes open for cool stuff."
Before we start burning down 343 Industries’ building it’s worth noting that Gears of War’s microtransactions are cosmetic items that don’t mess with the balance of the game.
The other approach, of offering progress shortcuts like last year's Battlefield 3 DLC, however, is a little less palatable.
[via Digital Spy]