Black Ops 2 Xbox 360 to get micro-payments from tomorrow

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:56 GMT By Dave Cook

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the next in a growing line of games to offer micro-payment vanity items. They start on Xbox 360 from tomorrow.

MCV reports that from tomorrow, Black Ops 2 will introduce ‘Micro Items’.

They have been described by Activision’s Dan Amrich as “either personal customizations or nice little luxuries” that will not impact gameplay, and he added, “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 has stressed that they are just “small, specific ways to enhance your online experience”. These Personalisation Packs will cost 160 Microsoft Points each and contain three weapon camo designs, three reticules and a bonus Calling Card.

You can also buy a pack of ten extra Create-a-Class slots for 160 Microsoft Points, a ‘Flags of the World’ Calling Card pack at 80 points, and the Nuketown 2025 Zombies map for 400 points.

As a sweetner, everybody will get the Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map for free on Xbox 360 tomorrow.

These micro-payment options will hit PC and PS3 at a later date.

Well, how does this make you all feel? It’s no secret that many gamers dislike Activision’s yearly Call of Duty cycle and the series’ money-making ability. But what about now?

Let’s not forget what happened with Dead Space 3:

Dead Space 3 dev on microtransactions: players “need instant gratification”.