It's pretty unsettling to see so much apparently changing behind the scenes at 343i this late in the dev cycle for Infinite.The changes to what the game is meant to be seemingly have cause internal friction among the devs and 343i leadership, possibly MS is rereading their cardinal sin of overstepping their control and influence on the game and insisting that more long term for-profit avenues are built in.
It's definitely troubling, and it robs me of a lot of the optimism that I was feeling for Infinite. The whole attitude that 343i was putting forward until very recently was recalcitrance for the factors people have disliked about the Reclaimer games and earnestness in their effort to do better. That's not what I'm seeing now. I don't think they can win without that humble and gracious attitude- I think without it, they'll go back to making the game they think we as players should want instead of making the game that most of us actually do want.
This is just speculation based on the apparent turmoil, but I honestly think it bodes ill for Infinite, and possibly for Xbox Scarlett (and ultimately the whole Xbox brand) altogether. Here's hoping I'm very, very wrong.
Bold - how do we know this?? As far as we know, microtransactions might of been in day 1 of Halo infinite development. If I had to bet, I would say they were.
As far as Halo infinite having microtransactions, is anyone really THAT surprised??? Like, seriously.... I don't like them at all and wish they would go where deleted programs go, nor have I ever supported them.... but as long as there cosmetic things only and I can get x item threw in game currency, I could care less.
Again, if I had to bet, I would say Halo Infinite will end up having a system similar to Overwatch. Just keep that dumb garbage crap like character dances and such out of the game please 🙃