Consumers may not like it, but it seems microtransactions are here to stay. Halo 5: Guardians has earned an additional $1 million on just microtransactions alone.
As reported by Gamespot, Halo 5: Guardians’ microtransaction earnings must be above $1 million because the prize pool for the Halo World Championship has increased to $2 million. This is up from the $1 million that was announced before.
Microsoft stated earlier that money earned via microtransactions will be put into prize pools for competitions. Gamespot speculates the total amount of money earned via microtransactions could be even higher than $1 million as only a portion is put towards competitions.
Microstransactions have been a touchy subject among gamers today. Many feel the content locked behind a pay wall should be unlockable by playing the game itself. Some games do this better than others, but it’s still something developers and publishers are still learning to balance properly. Many people feel CD Projeckt RED got DLC right with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. There’s a reason why it’s been named “Game of the Year” by many people.
However, microtransactions might be here to stay if big companies are getting lots of money from them. Companies won’t exactly ban microtransactions if they can get over $1 million of extra revenue in just a couple of weeks.