343 Industries is considering adding microtransactions into a game released eight years ago.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo: The Master Chief Collection may soon have microtransactions added into it some eight years after it was first released. 343 Industries publicly revealed that they are considering adding in microtransactions into the game that can be purchased via "Spartan Points" which can, you guessed it, be purchased with real world money.

At present, cosmetic items can be purchased with "Season Points" that can be earned by completing challenges or just by leveling up during the course of normal gameplay. According to a new blog post, Season Points will become Spartan Points and will allow players to purchase them directly.

For players who are new to the MCC, or who may not have dedicated much time specifically to unlocking items during the seasonal updates or are simply completionists looking to catch the last outstanding items they need, we are internally exploring a potential new feature for the future in the form of purchasable Spartan Points.

It is prudent to note here that we are happy with the current system of how players earn Spartan Points, by completing challenges and levelling up through play. This would be an optional, additive alternative for players who might find the vast scope of content to be an intimidating amount of playtime and want to get ahead on (or skip) the grind, or maybe want to grab specific items they want (we all have our favorites!)

In the interest of transparency with our dedicated and passionate community, we wanted to inform you of this exploration in advance and provide assurance that purchasable Spartan Points would be an additive feature. We will have more information to share about this in the future.
What 343 Industries did not share was when these new Spartan Points will be added into the game. Though 343 specified that being able to directly purchase Spartan Points will be an "additive" way of acquiring items, a fair number of players have already taken to social media to share their disapproval of these impending microtransactions.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection first released back in 2014. Since then, it has received numerous updates to bring the games up to snuff following a rocky launch. A PC release started to roll out to players in late 2019. The Master Chief Collection is a compilation of Halo titles from the first one up through Halo 4.