343 Throwbacks on Adding Premium Currency to Halo MCC

343 Industries has announced that it will not be adding purchasable Spartan Points to Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

In June, 343 discussed the idea of ​​introducing Spartan Points, a premium currency to unlock in-game items.

The idea was that since there are over 1000 customization items in MCC that have been added over the years, it could be overwhelming for new players or those who only jump into the game occasionally.

Spartan Points would then provide a shortcut for players who don’t want to jump into the game.

If that sounds like an industry-standard justification for adding premium currency to a game, that’s because it is.

Perhaps least surprising of all, the community wasn’t happy with the proposal, leading to 343 people having it canned yesterday.

“We can confirm that we will no longer be looking to purchase Spartan Points for MCC,” 343 wrote.

However, the studio said it’s looking at other ways to lower the barriers to progression that new players face, such as increasing rewards for completing challenges and bringing back Double XP weekends.

“We are also looking to enact changes to Spartan Points earning rates and remove barriers that players have faced. The 100 point cap is being removed, retroactive points will be awarded and we will be making other adjustments to challenges to make them more rewarding, while bringing back Double XP weekends.”

In other Halo news, production on the second season of the Halo TV series is underway in Iceland.