RUMOUR: Microsoft re-evaluating how loot boxes will be implemented in Halo 6 after EA BFII fiasco

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Cranster, Jan 20, 2018.

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  1. Cranster

    Cranster Member Original Poster

    I disagree, Sidewinder, Coagualtion, Containment, Waterworks, Headlong, Terminal, Relic, Avalanche, Rats Nest, Valhalla. ect. were some awesome maps!
  2. #52
    Yep, I never felt the urge to spend a penny on Halo 5 REQ packs and they had no impact on competitive game modes.
  3. Xharos

    Xharos Member

    It's almost like complaining about shitty businesses practices and creating bad PR for companies helps in getting new games to not use these shitty business practices

  4. Sei

    Sei Member

    Putting loot boxes in a game after 2017. They really want the government to step in huh.

    It's a terrible business practice, that's already been agreed.
  5. MuzikFreq

    MuzikFreq Member

    I'm just surprised MS hasn't put loot boxes in windows yet and have people gamble to performance boost buffs that last a week.... Don't do this don't do this don't do this
    I mean they already inject ads into windows 10 and auto download garbage games
  6. Flame Lord

    Flame Lord Member

    I know it won't happen but I hope they just ditch that REQ pack shit completely. It didn't take long for me to notice that it took two or three hours of gameplay to get one gold pack, which would MAYBE give me one piece of an armor that I wanted, but most of the time it was just fucking trash.

    It was a lot of fun working for achievements in Halo 3 for armor, and it wasn't too bad getting in-game cash to buy armor in Reach. I don't remember (or care) how it worked in 4, but the method of playing hours on end in Guardians to maybe get the set I want was a pretty big turn off, but I guess that's just the story of games these days in general...
  7. nekkid

    nekkid Member

    Considering FH3, no, obviously not.
  8. #58
    all they have to do is add additional option to desconstruct armors to build stuff you want
  9. Welfare

    Welfare Member

    "Sequel to game that had REQ Packs that were very successful has similar system."

    Halo 5 REQ's were perfectly fine. Same system should be in place for 6.
  10. Silky

    Silky Member

    Does Rats Nest even count? I thought it was 2-12

    Waterworks is alright tho
  11. Remark

    Remark Member

    I mean yeah but the game threw REQ packs at you as long as you played the game a decent amount. I never once bought REQ packs and I was able to be competitive in Warzone the few times I did play it (Don't really like Warzone for other reasons.)

    As long as they I keep the same system I could care less tbh.
  12. Stinkles

    Stinkles 343 Industries Verified User

    This is bunk. We're not reevaluating anything (significant) and "Microsoft" isn't designing anything for the next game - 343 is. We watched the EA battlefront thing with the curiosity you'd expect - but our current req system is player focused and well liked and unintrusive as far as these things go.

    We have made zero announcements about our next projects and continue to work on our next game and technology with player's needs and interests in mind.

    However the story as loosely presented as it is - has no bearing on or relation to any current efforts.

    I suppose you could say "company x is evaluating feature you" and always have some grain of truth, but we are neither aping nor adapting an unrelated system from another game.

    This follows an equally vague rumor about an issue with our engine, which in fact is counter to significant ongoing improvements and evolution of our tech.

    If there were some nugget of truth to both, I'd just ignore it. Development is rife with normal examples of both of these "stories" but in this case there aren't even notable small examples that this could have been based on.

    Certainly in the future we'll be evolving our systems and tech and maybe these general and vague statements will have brief applicability. But right now? Nah.
  13. Defect

    Defect Member

    They don't have to ditch the Req system but I would like an additional way to unlock whatever cosmetics you want. Kinda like the Scrap system in Gears 4.

    I unlocked everything in 5 just by playing so I don't really care.
  14. ZhugeEX

    ZhugeEX 诸葛亮 - 卧龙 Administrator

    Given the above, I'm locking the thread for now.

    Besides, it's no secret that every publisher out there is looking at Battlefront 2 and learning from the controversy.
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