The micro-transaction payment model is something that was introduced mainly to function with free-to-play mobile games, offering an easy route to untold riches as an alternative to actually playing through the game for a multitude of lazy gamers. Lately however, micro-transactions have been incorporated into console and PC games that actually cost real money to buy, and the latest of these is Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which is surely the last title they need to squeeze any more money out of.
For the moment available exclusively on XBOX 360, the new DLC is described by Activision’s Dan Amrich to be “either personal customizations or nice little luxuries”, none of which “affect gameplay” and are simply “small, specific ways to enhance your online experience”. These DLC personalization packs cost 160 MS points and include weapon camos, targeting reticules and a calling card. In addition to this, an extra slots pack (for additional create a character slots), flags of the world calling card pack and multiplayer zombie map Nuketown 2025 will also be available for purchase.
If you weren’t interested in paying out for any more COD content, a nice added bonus is that the non-zombie Nuketown 2025 map will also be available to download free for anyone who hasn’t picked it up yet. According to Activision all of this content will also soon be available on PS3 and PC.