DLC takes on a whole new meaning.
With cosplay culture alive and thriving, and cosmetic microtransactions raking in millions for publishers and game developers, game-themed prosthetics actually seems like a logical leap—and, at the risk of editorializing, a pretty fucking dope idea.
In collaboration with Limbitless Solutions (a non-profit organization based out of Orlando that works to outfit children with 3D-printed prosthetic limbs) Riot Games and 343 Industries have pledged their support, helping to design said prosthetics in the likeness of their iconic characters. According to a UCF publication (the University of Central Florida is a sponsor of Limbitless Solutions), the “designs are in the form of interchangeable sleeves that attach to the prosthetic device via magnets to allow the children to swap out for different designs as they please.”
This isn’t the first time that the games industry has lent its clout to prosthesis. As part of the promotion for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami equipped James Young with a prosthetic arm inspired by the IP. In the image gallery below you can peruse what look to be the League of Legends inspired-designs. As for the Halo side of things, 343i says that Limbitless will allow the kids to mix and match the colours that they want on the arm just as one would when designing their multiplayer avatar in-game.