While 343 Industries and Microsoft Games Studios just released their latest Castle Map Pack today, talk for the future of Halo 4 is already being discussed. The team behind one of the most well received Halo titles since the old school feels that certain Micro-transaction practices being put into place by major publishers are not showing a good road to go down.
With a Halo 4 microtransactions (if put into place) the developers at 343 Industries feel it would be best to stick to gameplay enhancements such as those being sold by Gears of War: Judgement (for example skinned objects in the game rather than new functionality).
There was a time when microtransactions were considered a good alternative to monthly fees and other greedy developer cash-grab behaviors. The gaming industry, however, as well as the gamer community seems to be gravitating to a believe that microtransactions are just as bad as always-online DRM. What are your thoughts on this sweeping trend to charge for the “pretties” as one of my good friends would describe the scenario.
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