Micro-Transactions Heading To Halo 4?

By Binu Paul , Updated Apr 09, 2013 08:27 AM EDT
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"Halo 4" may become the latest ]AAA title to introduce micro-transactions as part of their business strateg. 343 Industries, the developer of "Halo 4," thinks the franchise does have room for paid in-game items.

343's Executive Producer Dan Ayoub says the company is mulling the prospects of bringing micro-transactions into their future games that it is "currently 'looking at' how "Gears of War" offers bonus cosmetic items for a small fee," Digital Spy reports.

"I think Halo certainly has the potiental for those kinds of things," Ayoub tells Digital Spy. "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."

"Gears of War: Judgment" offers a variety of cosmetic armor and weapon skins to players, the prices of which range from 240 Microsoft Points ($3) to 400 Microsoft Points ($5), as well as bundle packs.

Meanwhile, "Halo 4" introduced the Castle Map Pack this week which completes the Halo 4 season pass. The expansion, developed by Certain Affinity, adds the new maps Daybreak, Outcast, and Perdition. Ayoub indicated that more content could be on the way. Users who hold a $25 "Halo 4" War Games Map Pass can download this content for free while it's available as an individual download for $10 for others.

"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," he adds.

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