Call of Duty: Black Ops III has been a hit for the company since its release last month. The title has made the studio and company millions of dollars and the numbers could break more records with two weeks of December still left. The game is popular for its campaign and multiplayer, but now the company is adding something that we’ve seen more and more of these last few months. We’re talking about microtransactions.
Microtransactions have appeared in a number of games recently and the Call of Duty game is the latest to add it. This option is usually not welcomed by gamers, who say that paying $60 for a game is enough. That really hasn’t stopped companies in the gaming industry from adding them though and the number will most likely rise in the next few years. The option does give some gamers, who don’t have the time to play, the chance to progress through the game by spending money.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III will start offering in-game currency some time this week. The money from the game can then be used to buy supply drops, which bring various items. Prices for the points range from $1.99 to $39.99. The publisher said that the entire range of new items can be obtained by simply playing the game. The option is for the fans who want to get more items faster.
There are a number of games out there that are currently offering something like this. It was reported recently that Destiny will start doing the same. Games like Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and FIFA have microtransactions. In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, gamers can unlock content much faster but it all can be obtained by playing the game. FIFA on the other hand, sells points that you can use to buy more Ultimate Team packs or enter draft tournaments, it is optional and players can earn coins by playing seasons or tournaments.
Call of Duty: Black Ops III PS4 Bundle
It was announced a few hours ago that the COD: Black Ops 3 Standard Edition Bundle will be available for $349.99. The bundle brings the standard edition of the game and does not come with the season pass that gives gamers all the downloadable content.
The bundle is also different from the one offered a few weeks ago, which came with a 1 TB PS4 that had the colors from the game cover. The new bundle comes with a 500 GB PS4, a controller, and the console’s normal black color. The bundle is not the best we’ve seen but has a great price and a game that thousands are currently playing online.