Because Why Not Pay A Little More?
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 will receive a line of 'micro-items' tomorrow, which will grant players some small cosmetic tweaks for 160 Microsoft Points a pop.
According to Activision's Dan Amrich, reports MCV, these micro-items will be “either personal customizations or nice little luxuries”, none of which “affect gameplay” and are simply “small, specific ways to enhance your online experience”. Specifically, personalisation packs contain three weapon designs, a selection of reticules and a calling card. More contentious will be the Extra Slots Pack, which includes ten extra 'create a class' slots.
“At the end of the day, all of these items are completely optional, and were created for players who’ve asked for more customization options,” Amrich concluded. "If that’s not you, that’s fine; everybody gets Nuketown 2025 for free, so definitely take advantage of that.”
Amrich is absolutely right when he notes that these items won't unbalance or affect the core gameplay experience - making them truly optional - but is the constant influx of micropayments getting you down? We personally feel that Activision bottled the perfect opportunity to release this for free, and score some cheap points off rival EA.