It's difficult to be sarcastic about begging to be monetised when some folk really are clamouring for it. Halo 4's executive producer Dan Ayoub has suggested that 343 Industries might be mulling over the possibility of including cosmetic microtransactions in subsequent Halo games.
"I think Halo certainly has the potiental for those kinds of things," Ayoub told Digital Spy.
"We don't have too much to talk about in terms of our plans down that line, but it's certainly something... we've seen the fans of Gears are enjoying, and if it's something we think our community is going to enjoy, it's something we'll seriously talk about."
Now, we're not against the idea of little in-game purchases to unlock a goofy skin that you might only have been able to previously acquire buy pre-ordering. But the emphasis should be firmly on the word "cosmetic".
As for further DLC, Ayoub noted that the Castle map pack brings an end to the content covered by the Season Pass, but suggested that fan feedback might play into providing additional content going forward.
"Obviously our commitment is always that we're going to make sure there's something for people to do on Halo, whether it's playlists, or new maps or new content, something like that," he continued.
"We can't say too much about the specifics we're planning, but what we can say is we don't take that commitment lightly, and people should keep their eyes open for cool stuff."