Earlier this week, job listings revealed that Halo Infinite could have dwell service parts, together with microtransactions. That’s by no means stunning, however the precise nature of these purchases stay some extent of concern. Halo 5 featured a loot box-style system for one among its game modes, however Infinite is not going to characteristic any type of loot bins accessible for buy.
Chris Lee, studio head of FPS dev at 343 Industries, says the corporate continues to be “working through final plans” on monetization and can share extra information sooner or later, however there’s one level he doesn’t hedge on. “I can definitely say that Halo Infinite will not include real-money loot boxes.”
That comes by way of Twitter, following the preliminary discovery of these job listings courtesy of GameSpot. (Incidentally, these listings additionally revealed that 343 will probably be investing in anti-cheat tech for the PC model and extra safety features.)
Halo 5 did characteristic actual cash loot bins within the type of its REQ Packs, which supply new weapons, boosters, and customisation choices for the Warzone mode. These packs could possibly be earned in-game – and closing reward system was pretty beneficiant, in lots of gamers’ estimations – however a loot field system providing gameplay-affecting rewards was understandably controversial.
The Halo Infinite release date is a great distance off, nevertheless it’ll be the primary Halo PC launch in fairly some time. (Despite frequent rumours on the contrary Halo 5 PC continues to be not taking place.) We’ll learn the way the game’s closing microtransactions a while nearer to Infinite’s launch.