While official news regarding the next entry in the Halo series – Halo: Infinite, has been scarce, it was recently revealed by Studio Head of First-Person Shooters at 343 Industries, Chris Lee, that the game “will not include real-money loot boxes.” This means that while the developer still intends to incorporate microtransactions in Halo: Infinite, players will not be able to purchase them with their own money. The concept of lootboxes in modern gaming has received a lot of negative backlash, with some developers changing their games to remove microtransactions that could be seen as gambling.
However, this does not discount the possibility of obtaining these lootboxes with in-game currency, similar to how the REQ system worked in Halo 5: Guardians. This system has been a controversial addition to the Halo series, ever since its introduction in 2015 with Halo 5, so it if safe to assume that the feedback from the in-game REQ system has been used to better improve whatever form the lootboxes will take in Halo: Infinite.
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