343 Industries has announced that they will not include purchasable Spartan Points in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
343 discussed the possibility of introducing Spartan Points, a premium currency to unlock items within the game back in June.
The idea was that given that there were over 1000 customisation items in the MCC which were added over the years, it might be overwhelming for new players or those who only hop into the game occasionally.
Spartan Points would then provide a shortcut for those who aren''t willing to go through the game.
If this sounds like a standard industry argument for adding a premium currency to a game, then this is because it is.
The community was not well fed of the proposal, which resulted in 343 canning it yesterday.
"We can confirm that we will not be continuing to pursue purchasable Spartan Points for the MCC," says the author. 343.
The studio has stated that it is contemplating other approaches to alleviate progress barriers faced by new players, including increasing the rewards for successfully completing challenges and reorganizing Double XP Weekends.
"We are also looking to improve the earning rates of Spartan Points and remove barriers. The 100-point cap is being lifted, retroactive points will be granted, and we will be making further modifications to Challenges to make them more rewarding, along with bringing back Double XP Weekends."
In other Halo news, production on season two of the Halo TV series is on the way in Iceland.