Submitted by RayWillmott 955d ago | news

Bioshock Infinite gets a Season Pass

Today, Irrational Games have confirmed that upcoming Bioshock Infinite will receive a Season Pass.

Bioshock Infinite will receive three all-new add-on packs for the price of two. There will also be an Early Bird Special Pack full of exclusive gameplay enhancing bonuses. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ApolloTheBoss  +   955d ago
Great. I don't like where this is going.
Yi-Long  +   955d ago
This is going....
... to be a bargain-bin buy for me, when it comes with all the DLC included in some kind of 'complete'/ultimate/GO TY edition.

The more these developers/publishers try to milk me for money through DLC, the less money I'm inclined to pay them.
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Trenta27  +   955d ago
You don't have to buy the DLC...
Blastoise  +   955d ago
I agree. I still haven't picked up Borderlands 2 for this reason.

I hate season passes, I'm not spending like £20 on what may or may not be good DLC
Yi-Long  +   955d ago
@ Trenta...
... I don't have to buy incomplete games either.
DavidMacDougall  +   955d ago
I like to buy the main game day 1 if the game is good then sell it for 20 odd, then i rebuy the GOTY versions years down the line so it comes out to about the same as full price in the end.
ApolloTheBoss  +   955d ago
Exactly. I'm tired of this season pass crap. Never bought one and never will.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   955d ago
Wow I'm proud of my fellow gamers here.
I thought everyone would be making excuses for it.
Well done guys I will be joining you in not buying this game day one anymore.
PooEgg  +   955d ago
I have also been avoiding games that do this season's pass BS. The plus side is that I now have the time to actually play the games I already own, but never got around to finishing. To be honest I suspect that this game will prove disappointing anyway. So Irrational can keep it and keep their season's pass.
ThichQuangDuck  +   955d ago
Some of you do not understand DLC. This content would cease to exist if they did not say let's support the game after launch and work on more DLC. It is a separate budget and something they do not begin work on so much until after the game has launched or at least has gone gold. They are not being tricky or trying to Capcom people. They are working hard after the COMPLETED story to add more for those who choose to do so.


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Ken Levine quote
DLC facts: levels have not been started or barely begun. It is not cut content. Cut content was cut because it was not good enough for game.
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chukamachine  +   955d ago
download/ delete
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   955d ago
still buying the game
Zichu  +   955d ago
Good job I decided to get Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate in March, will also wait for everything to be included in one collection.
BanBrother  +   955d ago
I will reserve judgement on this. If the DLC is handled properly, I will be happy. I think the concept of the season pass is brilliant, just that most developers/publishers use it as an excuse to make a lot of 'filler' content. If they weren't tied to this 'season pass', they could probably just work on one big expansion that releases 6-12 months later, instead of more than likely 4 pieces of mediocore crap.

I think one of the DLC's will be a 'challenge mode'. It is easy money, as every game has one of them and they probably were already in existence before the game was shipped. Just give me story related DLC and I'll be happy.
Trenta27  +   955d ago
I'm getting both the game and the pass. Story DLC is what I'm okay with. Online maps and stuff isn't.
Blastoise  +   955d ago
How is story DLC okay?

It's a single player game imo it shouldn't have DLC at all
esemce  +   955d ago
Well i was going to pre order but now i will pirate it and wait for GOTY ED ....... idiots.
Philoctetes  +   955d ago
"This shouldn’t be a massive surprise as Ken Levine recently stated that several hours of content needed to be cut from the game. It’s very likely that much of that cutting-room floor content is going to be sold seperately and offer additional side-stories into the Infinite world."

Cut material from the game, and sell it back as DLC. Great. Just great.
Lucreto  +   955d ago
Fine with me. As Ken said this type of game is expensive and anyway to get more money and get more Bioshock games in the future is fine my me.

Since less than 40% of people buy dlc anyway it is not going to raise that much.

Since the game has gone gold they can start working on aditional content.
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dazzrazz  +   955d ago
Working on what additional content ? This is gonna be whatever did not make into the final game !
Lucreto  +   955d ago
and you know that how?
FunAndGun  +   955d ago
"As Ken said this type of game is expensive and anyway to get more money and get more Bioshock games in the future is fine my me."

You could always make a 10% direct deposit contribution from your pay check to help fund future projects.
TNTrader  +   955d ago
While I don't full agree with DLC I can see why they do it. The actual makers of the game get very little of the actual profit (about 30% from what I read) which compared to the cost it makes it + time spent, isn't really cutting all the checks. And since they can't throw Mt.Dew slogans or Nokia like EA can I can see why they are doing DLC.
I don't have a problem bioshock or borderlands (or any 2K game) because they've always released rewarding content. Now EA and Epic, on the other hand, sells you copy and paste gimmicks and then throws some "extra skins" like it was worth it.
I have a feeling this will be decent DLC and not just cut content, but it is creating a really bad trend!
FunAndGun  +   955d ago
If you are needed to make DLC in order for your project to be successful then that is just bad business strategy.
BLUElightCory  +   955d ago
People need to chill out. No studio with Irrational's reputation for quality is going to spend a solid 6 years on a game if they're only trying to make money. Most Bioshock fans would have loved to have this much more content to play after they completed the main game.

Hopefully they do something along the lines of what 2K did with Bioshock 2 and "Minerva's Den" - "Minerva's Den" was IMO actually a better story than the actual game, and totally worth the DLC $$$.

It looks like they've built the kind of universe here that could easily support some spun-off stories.

If you don't want DLC, don't buy it, but it makes no sense to swear off the actual game because of it.
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KwietStorm  +   955d ago
Well I'm getting it at launch. Really makes no difference to me, and if you don't want the DLC then don't buy it. It REALLY is that simple. Thing I don't get is why so many gamers today want to make a stand about things that don't require it. And why is there always the assumption that a game is incomplete, just because it gets DLC? I'm not trying to change anyone's buying decision, but DLC is not going anywhere. We're in the digital age, and it's a natural way to *extend* gameplay, and yes, make more money at the same time. I'll just never understand people who never ever even touch DLC. All DLC is bad to so many people on the internet.
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BLUElightCory  +   955d ago
Seriously, if people want to be dramatic and "take a stand," there are a million ACTUAL ISSUES that would make better use of their time.
FarCryLover182  +   955d ago
This is disgusting. So if there is story DLC that was cut from the game, then I guess I will be missing out on certain plot points then? Probably not, but I won't be getting the full picture of the story.

Guess I'm not buying day one now.
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1nsaint  +   955d ago
Gotto hate it when devs are talking bout dlc before the game is even out.
Nothing shows more greed then day one dlc that could have been on the disc
ThichQuangDuck  +   955d ago
I will play the game and beat it. If I truly enjoy it then I will further support the developer and buy the DLC. I do not believe the DLC will take place directly after the ending or anything. I trust Ken Levine and Irrational. If you want the game then buy it and then choose to buy the DLC when that time comes.
Max-Zorin  +   954d ago
Whoever came up with this DLC nonsense need to be kicked in the head.

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