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BioShock Infinite Gets A DLC Season Pass

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Jonathan Lester
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2K Games, Bioshock Infinite, DLC, Irrational Games, season pass

BioShock Infinite Gets A DLC Season Pass

"Three All-New Add-On Packs Are In Development"

2K has announced that BioShock Infinite will receive three expansion packs post-launch, adding "hours of additional gameplay" and "new stories, characters, abilities and weapons."

Did anyone say Season Pass?

The BioShock Infinite Season Pass will launch alongside the game on March 26, 2013, and is set to deliver "£24 of add-on content" for £15.99 or 1,600 Microsoft Points depending on your platform of choice. It will include all three DLC packs, and throws in the Early Bird Special Pack to boot (contains a Machine Gun Damage Upgrade, Pistol Damage Upgrade, gold weapon skins and five Infusion bottles that allow players to increase their health, their shield durability or their Vigor usage).

As with all season passes, we'd suggest that you wait until at least the first DLC pack releases before putting any money down.

 

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X10  Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:12

"deliver "£24 of add-on content" for £15.99"

How do they work this crap out. Is that like people who pirate music difinitely equates to lost sales?

It's not £24 worth of content if you're charing £15.99, it's £15.99 worth of content.

No wonder people think gamers are stupid.

Last edited by X10, Feb. 22, 2013 at 12:12
Korma  Feb. 22, 2013 at 13:13

"deliver "£24 of add-on content" for £15.99"

How do they work this crap out. Is that like people who pirate music difinitely equates to lost sales?

It's not £24 worth of content if you're charing £15.99, it's £15.99 worth of content.

No wonder people think gamers are stupid.


£8 for each one. It's only £16 if you commit to buying all 3. Imagine buying 2 £10 Itunes vouchers and getting one free. £30 of content for £20 or you could buy the three one at a time for £10 each.

Like Jonathan says though, until you know what it is exactly you can't really determine if it's 'worth' £16 or £24 anyway :)

Last edited by Korma, Feb. 22, 2013 at 13:16
stuntkid99  Feb. 22, 2013 at 13:15

I think they mean it would cost £24 for the several DLC if bought individualy rather than paying upfront for the Season Pass (like with the current trend ie Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, Black Ops 2 etc)

^^^

Last edited by stuntkid99, Feb. 22, 2013 at 13:15
X10  Feb. 22, 2013 at 13:34

"It's £15.99 worth of content we'll charge some mugs £24 for if they buy it seperately."
The fact they're already telling you it's £15.99 from the get go means that's its original price, you're just being shafted if you buy it seperately, not the other way around.

Last edited by X10, Feb. 22, 2013 at 13:35
Korma  Feb. 22, 2013 at 14:58

"It's £15.99 worth of content we'll charge some mugs £24 for if they buy it seperately."
The fact they're already telling you it's £15.99 from the get go means that's its original price, you're just being shafted if you buy it seperately, not the other way around.


There's no easy way to determine the worth of console games' content because there's no free market to settle on a value it's willing to pay for it.

In terms of MS Points it's clearly set points of DLC add-on pricing. 800, 1200, 1600 etc, which translate to $10, $15 and $20. I used the iTunes voucher as the example to show the original price is still £10 for a £10 voucher, even if you can buy 3 of them for £20.

With DLC though it's not just 3 x the same thing. You might have 1 DLC that you really want out of the three. So buying the pass is a bad idea. Or like Halo 4 where if you bought the pass you'd see the number of people in the dedicated DLC playlist only in the low hundreds! Bit of a waste of time getting that.

Microtransactions are where they make money off mugs, where content isn't even produced, just unlocked or replicated from within the game as resources or money or items etc.

Of course, buying it at all is a mugs game ;) If you really want the true original price you need to look at the cost of the GOTY edition with all the DLC collected in with the game...

Pick THAT up for £15.99 and then everyone who bought the original game, never mind the DLC is a mug right?

Last edited by Korma, Feb. 22, 2013 at 14:59
X10  Feb. 22, 2013 at 23:55

Pick THAT up for £15.99 and then everyone who bought the original game, never mind the DLC is a mug right?


Amen brother!

BetterThanLife  Feb. 23, 2013 at 10:16

Is this actually a preorder for a **** preorder?

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