There seems to be a trend with companies adding micro transactions to full-priced AAA games, even if they already have Season Passes or DLC. We’ve seen it with games such as Battlefield 4, Destiny, GTA Online and even Metal Gear Solid V. And it now looks like Activision Black Ops III will join the list.
A new system has been introduced, known as “Call of Duty Points” and will allow you to buy Drops (Which seem to be random cosmetic items ala Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Team Fortress 2) or other things like Extra-slot packs. Also, to celebrate the launch, all playeres are getting a free 200 Call of Duty points. The pricing is as follows:
- 1.99$ = 200 CP
- 9.99$ = 1100 CP
- 19.99$ = 2400 CP
- 39.99$ = 5000 CP
Call of Duty Points are only available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of Black Ops III (Leaving out the last-gen versions for PS3 and Xbox 360).
On a personal note from the author, if you happen to be a Black Ops III player or know someone who is, I recommend not spending money on premium currencies and instead use it to buy something on your respective digital store. I mean come on, do you really want to spend 40, or even 20 or 10 dollars on premium currency for a game that will probably be abandoned next year when the next installment is released and everyone moves over? It’s okay if you still want to spend it though, It’s your money after all.
So what do you think 4-One community? Do you think this move will be harmless if they only stick to cosmetics? Are you worried about what direction Activision may take next? Share your thoughts on the comments section.