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I'd say I don't have the words, but I do, so... · 4:51pm Nov 22nd, 2021

The top post on r/Halo this morning is evidence of all the store bundles leaked, revealing that you would have to spend a total of $1,035 to unlock everything that is not obtainable by playing.

The gameplay is awesome (especially pro-level play, if last night's opener was anything to go by), and the Campaign is looking to be amazing, but 343 Industries dug deep and found a way to keep shooting themselves in the foot. This is, by far, the most aggressive monetization I have ever seen in a F2P game.

It's like they don't have any more foot to shoot, so they're shooting the prosthetic instead.

So I don't know if it's some marketing guy at 343 on crack, or execs at Microsoft...

We are not going to fund the additional year of development time after the fact just because you suits thought the state of the game at E3 2020 was acceptable. If you don't fix this, fast, you are going to bleed players once they get bored with the campaign, because I fucking promise you they are not going to stick around for multiplayer on only ten maps wearing the same set of armor as everyone else.

Comments ( 9 )

That seems really low for 'everything in the shop' for a F2P game. Do they not want whales' money?

5610083
Right now I'm in $70.

$10 Battle Pass and $60 Campaign pre-order.

5610084
do you get a bonus for preorder of the campaign?

I say it's too early to worry, we have no idea what's In store for the next decade, plenty of room to change.

Microtransactions are the student loans of gaming. You need them if you wanna play but suffer later withe the payments.

I don't know sounds reasonable to me. Then again to date in World of Tanks I have spent over $5000 since the days of beta.

When you look at that, 5000/12 years = 416 a year or only 34 bucks a month.

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I spent $15 a month on World of Warcraft for years, before quitting during Warlord of Draenor. I had a lot of fun, but the game definitely wasn't worth all the money and time I sacrificed. You must have a lot of cash to burn.

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34bucks a month? that is eating a meal at home 2 times rather than eating out. It is skipping one movie or perhaps trimming off one streaming service just not used/needed much. The average American spends 206.33 a month on entertainment, so if you take 34 bucks out of that, it really is in line.

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