Black Ops 2, on the Xbox 360 at least, is to get in-game purchases called micro-items. These will be added to the shooter tomorrow. This is the first time Activision has used micro-transactions in one of their games.
Dan Armich, community manager at Activision, said these micro-items will be completely “optional” and he later went to describe them as “either personal customisations or nice little luxuries that I’ve seen players request”.
None of which will “affect gameplay”, but instead they will be “small, specific ways to enhance your online experience”.
The micro-items, called Personalisation Packs, will be priced at 160 Microsoft Points. Each pack will contain three weapon camos, three reticules and a bonus Calling Card. For the same price you can also add ten more Create-a-Class slots. The bonus ‘Flags of the World’ Calling Card is priced at 80 points, and 400 points will get you the Nuketown 2025 zombie map.
The multiplayer map of Nuketown 2025 will also be added for free tomorrow.
If Dead Space 3 serves as an example it’s not likely these micro-items will come as much delight to the gaming community.
These will no doubt be present in the PS3 and PC versions of Black Ops 2 in the future.