105 Content Packs Hit Xbox & PC Marketplace
Gotham City Impostors, Monolith's 6v6 Batman-inspired multiplayer shooter, will be releasing on Xbox 360 tomorrow... and its launch has been prefaced by a staggeringly prolific number of DLC packs. The majority of these 105 packs contain clothing and cosmetic character customisation options that range from between 80 to 320 Microsoft Points each.
The PC version is out today... and even more gallingly, provides the opportunity for players to purchase XP boosters for £1.35 directly from the Games For Windows Live marketplace.
Considering that Gotham City Impostors costs £11.99, we reckon that it's more than a little cheeky to adopt the freemium model on top of the RRP. And by "more than a little cheeky," we of course mean "unbelievably cynical." Unlocking new titles and clothing should be the main draw of the game, not an optional extra.
UPDATE: Many of these items can be unlocked in-game if you put in enough time and effort, which eases the sting somewhat. There are still potential balance problems remaining for the PC version though. - thanks GetsugaTenshoS.