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‘Metro: Last Light’s’ DLC is paid on Xbox 360 due to Microsoft’s content policies

The paid DLC in Metro: Last Light on Xbox 360 is actually up to Microsoft.

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coolbeans1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

Given that Metro 2033's DLC of the same name cost $3 on XBL, what gives here? So difficulties have now been arbitrarily decided by MS to deserve a price bump?

"Perhaps publisher Deep Silver feels that if one audience has to pay for the content, the others must as well in the name of keeping things fair."

That--ironically--comes off more as being unfair to the consumer, especially when THQ put forth the effort to make it free on whichever platforms possible with the predecessor (which in that case was PC).

maniacmayhem1650d ago

Yea, sounds suspect since other DLC for other games on XBL are less than 5 bux.

omi25p1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

I call BS, there has been lots of FREE DlC on the 360.

http://www.xbox360achieveme...

LAWSON721649d ago

Odds are those are all older games and 1st party titles. There is also the possibility publishers paid them to do so.

Majin-vegeta1650d ago

M$ ruining the industry little by little.

Dlacy13g1650d ago

Umm..so whats the excuse for the PC and PS3 versions charging for the DLC? I think this is a case of Deep Silver wanting to charge in order to try and push pre-orders across the board and not wanting to look greedy so they are trying to pin it on MS.

NYC_Gamer1650d ago

The DLC is 5 bucks on all platforms after the first batch of copies are sold

matrixman921650d ago

lol...you are actually getting dislikes. People here hate facts

coolbeans1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

The problem comes in asking this: if MS had not placed such strict rules regarding DLC, would we see this as free across all platforms? I think that's the focus of Majin's post.

scofios1650d ago

@Majin

Shshsht , not so loud blind fanboys can hear you.

coolbeans1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

Given Deep Silver's poor example in this situation, let's just go with the rational, all-encompassing answer: corporate greed ruining the industry little by little.

romancer1649d ago

the same has been said of Hollywood for decades.... one can hardly expect higher standards for any branch of mass entertainment.

coolbeans1649d ago (Edited 1649d ago )

@romancer

Except higher corporate standards were displayed in previous generations. :/

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

or lots.. They are not a real game company remember.

SDF Repellent1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

Actually, Sony and their PSN network are more money greedy grabbing than the MS Live network as for as bandwidth fee goes.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009...
"According to comments made by several unnamed publishing sources, Sony's "PlayStation Network Bandwidth Fee," implemented in October of last year, asks publishers to pay 16 cents for every gigabyte of bandwidth distributed through the PlayStation Store. The charge, which applies to everything from demos to game add-ons, is one difference between Sony's network and Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace that's giving publishers pause."

But, of course no one will bother mentioning it here on N4G because bad news only exist in MS land and Sony and PS3 are spotless. Hypocrisy at its finest.

Conan-O-Brady1650d ago

You sir are not afraid to let your fanboy flag fly are you? Bravo sir, bravo........

CernaML1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

LOL how is that greedy? Bandwidth isn't free you know. Plus these charges are for publishers. It comes out of their pockets to sell and advertise their things on the PSN. How is charging the CONSUMER *FIVE* dollars for a game mode even comparable? It's only comparable when it gives you the opportunity to put Sony in a bad light isn't it? Clown. Keep grasping at those straws.

More greedy than Xbox Live... LOL I guess you already forgot about the 60 $ fee they charge the CONSUMER just to access it and its demos.

KaBaW1650d ago (Edited 1650d ago )

Since when do you get charged to access demos? Lie much?
You may get them a week earlier, but you can access demos, regardless.

neoMAXMLC1650d ago

^^

A week early or not, how can they possibly lock demos out to those who don't pay for the service? Most demos that come out exclusively for XBL Gold are out on the free PSN the same day. It's as bad as locking out Netflix, Twitter and Facebook. All services you can access for free on other devices.

TekoIie1649d ago (Edited 1649d ago )

Yes because major publishers struggle SOOOO hard to pay those ludicrous fee's/s

Here's the thing! Do you think EA struggles to pay that 16 cents when they're charging so much for micro transactions? The answer should be fairly obvious...

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matrixman921650d ago

its also 5 dollars on psn and steam as well...

Roccetarius1650d ago

Man, some of the excuses that are being made up nowadays. Do they really think, that people can't read between the lines?

s45gr321650d ago

Seems like deep silver is greedy. While is true Microsoft doesn't allow free dlc, deep silver could of release this dlc content for free on steam and psn.

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