343 Industries Won’t Add Microtransactions to Master Chief Collection After All

Halo developer 343 Industries has decided not to introduce a paid currency in the Master Chief Collection. The so-called Spartan Points could be spent on unlocks, but 343 is now looking at other means for that.

343 Industries is watching now how players can get Spartan Points more easily through gameplay. To this end, the maximum of 100 collected points will be lifted and players will still receive overdue points. Also, rewards for Challenges will be adjusted and weekends with double XP will return. 343 Industries does not state why the microtransaction plan has now been shelved.

Three months ago, 343 Industries that the Master Chief Collection now offers more than a thousand customization items. The studio liked that and reasoned that it wanted to provide a way for players to obtain desired items without spending a lot of time in the game. That would be Spartan Points for which players pay with real money.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection includes polished versions of Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo: Reach and Halo 4. The collection is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series and Windows and also includes multiplayer modes.

Bonnie Ross, founder and studio head, recently left the game maker. In addition, parts of the latest Halo title, Infinite, such as Forge and online co-op, have experienced significant delays, and split-screen co-op has been scrapped entirely. The split-screen co-op is still playable through an exploit. According to Digital Foundry this one works really well.