“We’ve got the same concerns as the community.”
Halo Wars 2 is going to have microtransactions. That was something that was confirmed by developer 343 Industries pretty early on. What the company has now said about those microtransactions should make those wondering whether to even try the game feel a little better.
The development team recently sat down for an interview with the website Fenix Bazaar and in that interview they made it clear the microtransactions will not be ones that will allow for a “play to win” scenario. There are going to be some mini games and a card game that will allow players to power up their teams.
There will be an ability to power up the team with microtransactions as well but the team has made sure the players are not able to overpower their units. “We’ve actually got the same concerns that the community does. Microtransactions are always something that, when you do it, you need to always know why you’re doing it, and communicate why you’re doing it,” Clay Jensen said in the interview.
“Well in the case of Blitz, you’re earning cards, you’re going to want to earn more, and so you’re going to have more to build bigger and better decks. You can get all of those simply by playing. Play with Blitz, you’re getting packs. Play campaign and you’re getting packs. If you’re doing daily and weekly challenges, even more packs. So it’s a legitimate strategy to just earn as you go along without purchasing anything. In many other games like this, if you buy additional packs, it’s basically a shortcut to getting more of them more quickly,” he further added.
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