For years Call of duty the series, which costs $ 60 at launch, including season tickets that cost almost the same as base games, and mountain features from micro transactions, have been criticized for their monetization practices. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 It makes no difference, returning the COD Points currency, and having more monetization than the previous game thanks to the Blackout battle royale mode. Now the practice of monetization of the game is again criticized, this time because of cosmetics that some people say are rather expensive.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now selling red dot sight reticles for 100 COD Points, which means $ 1 in real world money. Called Dot Open, anyone interested in buying items from the Black Market can actually take it for half – 50 COD Points (or 50 cents) – until January 1.
While some may not have a problem with Activision selling what is literally a point for $ 1, others online have criticized the decision. Some feel that micro transactions have no impact as long as they don't buy them, while others argue that micro transactions are often predatory and have a direct impact on how games are developed.
Regardless of where someone is in the micro transaction argument in playing games, this is not the first time Black Ops 4 has been criticized for its montetic practices. In-game stores on the Dark Market the game has been routinely criticized since its launch, because some estimates indicate that it will take thousands of dollars to unlock everything in the game.
Unfortunately for all Black Ops 4 fans who want to see Activision change the practice of monetization, which seems very unlikely. Microtransactions have proven to be very beneficial for the video game industry, to the extent that Take-Two game publishers have blatantly said that all of their future gaming products will have microtransactions in some capacity. Because of how profitable micro transactions are, it is clear that they are here to stay, even though such an event is Star Wars Battlefront 2 The booty controversy might see game companies change the way they approach them.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: First Multiplayer (via Techspot)