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Submitted by BozoLoco 1000d ago | news

PS4's first third-party exclusive content

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will get PS4 and PS3-exclusive content on release. (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, PS3, PS4)

Godchild1020  +   1000d ago
Is this the first console to get two types (Content from Bungie, a Shooter/mmo and from Ubisoft, an adventure) of exclusive content before the console has even been shown? or released? Not games, just in game exclusive content.
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Prodigy-X  +   1000d ago
I think so but it could be third party developers are choosing the PS4 for lead platform next gen but will see come E3 2013.
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NewMonday  +   1000d ago
most buyers of the initial game don't buy DLC, and in case of BF3 it was only 2 weeks in advance for the PS3. DLC doesn't shift consoles, maybe only the decision of gamers who already have multi-platforms.

and it is unlikely money is paid directly for the DLC, most likely a lower licencing fee or special promotion in the digital store.
RememberThe357  +   1000d ago
Sony knows what MS is doing with third parties. You think devs and publishers don't talk to each other? Sony knows whats going on with MS and MS knows whats going on with Sony. Nintendo, Sony, and MS are the kings of the game industry (PC is a lawless land lol), they know whats going on in their kingdoms and they know whats going on in each others kingdoms.

They may not know specifics but if third parties know, then they know. Long before journalists or any of us hear about it.
Majors  +   1000d ago
Sony will have exclusive content for both PS3 & 4
But this will only be weapons, clothing and a level maybe.
I bet M$ will also have their own exclusive content also but just different to Sony platforms.
This way all gamers will be in a win situation and no one will lose out.
Gaming at its best...
alousow  +   1000d ago
bungie n ubisoft already having exclusive content for ps4. this looking good. SONY for ever
aPerson  +   1000d ago
Exclusive content for multiplat games is never a good thing. It screws the fans over for not owning a particular console.

What if Skyrim's DLC was never released on the PS3? Would be okay with that too?
Skate-AK  +   1000d ago
I wouldn't compare 60 minutes of DLC gameplay to 40+ hours of DLC gameplay.
Qrphe  +   1000d ago
It's not really PS4-exclusive if the PS3 has it.
Kingdom Come  +   1000d ago
Destiny will most likely have exclusive content on each platform.
Halo armour on the Xbox is a given...
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   1000d ago
And so it begins...
Cocozero  +   1000d ago
Sony will have to do better than that. Exclusive DLC for GTA 4 and COD were system sellers for the 360 these minor DLC won't have much impact.
Darth Stewie  +   1000d ago
You forgot the word "timed" at the beginning of your second sentence.
dredgewalker  +   1000d ago
Compared to exclusive games, exclusive dlc's aren't much of a loss if you think about it. It also tells me which developer actually cares for it fans if they don't impose it.

Edit: Also wasting 50 million dollars just to get a certain exclusive dlc is an awful waste, you can develop a whole game with that budget.
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fabiani  +   1000d ago
it all adds up
landog  +   1000d ago
i think the ps4/nextbox war is gonna get ugly this gen

just hope it doesn't screw the gamers over too badly, and hopefully gives us some advantages

competition is good, but paying developers to screw over people who bought a different system

not cool man, not cool
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Darth Stewie  +   1000d ago
The AC4 content isn't a PS4 exclusive its also coming to PS3. So if you want to play this content you can only play it on a Sony console.
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SonyNGP  +   1000d ago
I remember the "PS3 exclusive" Benedict Arnold DLC for AC3 was included with my PC copy, so I can expect the same for AC4 c:
EffectO  +   1000d ago
But but Sony doesn't moneyhat...
jessupj  +   1000d ago
I think something small like this is possibly acceptable.

It's the bigger DLC that is the problem when it's exclusively timed.

I actually find it more insulting when DLC in timed instead of permanent. That might confuse some of you, but let me explain.

With perm DLC, either sony or ms has funded that DLC and so of course it's only fair that it's just for that system.

However, in the case of timed DLC, ms (to my knowledge ms are the only ones that do this) basically pays a developer to withhold the DLC for a predetermined amount of time. In simple terms, instead of paying to make the 360 better they pay to disadvantage the ps3. I find it rather pathetic.
M2-  +   1000d ago
Your logic is very odd.

In a perfect world there would be no exclusive or timed-exclusive DLC for multiplatform games but are you seriously telling me exclusive DLC benefits gamers (on all platforms) more than timed-exclusive DLC?

Just looked through your comment history...
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jessupj  +   1000d ago
I'm not saying that at all. I'm just saying timed exclusive DLC really irritates me.

Something wrong with my comment history? I'm glad to know at least someone is reading it.
ShaunCameron  +   999d ago
The only exclusive content I care about is the game itself.

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