Developer 343 Industries have announced that they’re reducing the prices of microtransactions on Halo Infinite‘s store following some feedback from the community. Effective tomorrow, players will see an overhaul to the microtransaction store, which will include reduced prices across the board for Halo Infinite.
According to Jerry Hook, the head of design at 343 Industries, Halo Infinite‘s microtransaction store will see a refresh on 18 January. Hook states that they aim to reduce the prices of several microtransactions following some constructive feedback from the community, who felt that certain prices – like the Mister Chief pack which costs 2,000 in-game credits – were simply too high.
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Hook expanded on 343’s plans to bring about change to their current microtransaction pricing, stating:
“We’ve been monitoring the discussions on the Shop, bundles, and pricing closely since launch. Using data and community feedback, we’re going to begin rolling out changes to how we package and price items in Infinite–and it all starts next week. Starting Tuesday, the Shop experience will vary week-to-week. We are focused on reducing pricing across the board, providing stronger values in our bundles, starting to put individual items outside of bundles, and more.
We will be trying new things throughout the rest of the season so that we can continue to learn and improve for the future. Please keep the feedback coming during this process…”
Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer is free-to-play, meaning it relies heavily on players purchasing microtransactions to sustain itself. If the microtransactions are unaffordable or otherwise ridiculously priced, it could turn away players hoping to get into the game and earn (or buy) their fair share of modestly priced rewards. It’s great to see 343 Industries addressing these issues now, but it remains to be seen how drastically the prices will actually change.
Halo Infinite is currently available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The single-player campaign is also available on Xbox Game Pass.
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Source: Jerry Hook