Because Halo Infinite multiplayer came out in november last year, free-to-play shooter cosmetics and microtransactions have been heavily criticized and debated, many believe that the prices of in-game items are too high. According to 343 Industries, things are about to change. Starting next week on Tuesday January 18, players can expect reduced prices on cosmetic items in the store as well as other welcome changes.
Last night on Twitter, Jerry Hook, Head of Design at 343 explained that the developer behind the latest Halo the entry has been “monitoring discussions” around Infinite in-game store and was ready to announce some changes. The first and arguably the best change is that prices in the store will be reduced.
When asked for more information on these prices, Hook simply added that they will be “inferior.”
Hook also explained that along with the lower prices, “the store experience will vary from week to week” starting Tuesday. The studio also plans to increase the quality and value of cosmetic packs and plans to start offering more individual items outside of packs, giving players more choices on what to spend and what not to spend their currency on.
“We will try new things throughout the season so that we can continue to learn and improve for the future,” Hook said.
One possible new thing that Hook might be hinting at is the ability to earn the premium currency in-store for free. This was apparently brought up in a reply to the tweet following Hook’s announcement of reduced prices. Someone mentioned that they wouldn’t need to drop the price if there was a free way to earn in-game credits. Hook replied that he thought the studio needed to do both.
Infinite Halo’The battle pass and cosmetics continued to be a contentious topic among fans. Things got so heated in the community because of these things and other things…Like potential armed nerves and a lack of game modes—last month the Halo subreddit has been closed for several days after angry gamers spent weeks harassing the developers behind Infinite Halo. With a bit of luck, the future is less angry, toxic, and expensive.