Submitted by scottypops 821d ago | article

Why Will the Second Assault DLC be a Timed Xbox Exclusive?

When DICE showed off Battlefield 4 at E3, they announced that one of the DLC packages will be called Second Assault. They also mentioned that it will be a timed exclusive on Xbox One. In other words, it will be available to Xbox One players before anybody else gets a chance to play it. (Battlefield 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

BALLARD32  +   821d ago
The title is quite misleading...
Weird that PS3 got DLC a week earlier on BF3 and Xbox is getting it earlier for BF4. Timed exclusive DLC is dumb any way you cut it.
adorie  +   821d ago
Microsoft hasn't learned anything from last gen. Spending money on timed crap. I don't even like it when Sony does it.

I'm not that old, but old enough to remember when this stuff was crammed into games. Games were worth more back then to me, than they are now.

Pretend what? So damned what about advantages through timed crap?

Most of the stuff that's timed isn't even worth the extra money on top of the usual 60 bucks for a game.
I don't hate getting old content if it's even good enough to consider.

I don't play into the console wars, the most I was active and pushing against Xbox One was during E3 and some time after. But How I acted wasn't even directed towards the hardware. The hardware is made by Microsoft, so that's where my negative feedback was directed at because Microsoft's actions could have tricked down the industry and might have caused a change for the worst.

With that said, above, I commented because it's something I noticed Microsoft do last generation. They attempt to fluff up their console with timed tid-bits, as I call them and out the gate they're doing the same thing, all over again.

If you want parity in my stance, I think Sony doesn't need the Destiny DLC to differentiate their PS4 from the Xbone.

The hardware already speaks volumes.
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georgeenoob  +   821d ago
It still gives the One the advantage. Not as much as if it was exclusive forever, but still does. I love how you all like to pretend it doesn't make a difference. I personally would hate to get old content that was already available months ago.


I hope you know MS invested in 1 billion dollars in exclusives. Just cause they spend money on timed content doesn't mean it limits anything. Cause trust me, money is not an issue for MS.

EDIT: When I said pretend, I meant that when Sony fanboys argue they always include "timed exclusives" in their argument. As if it helps their side of the argument, when actually it's the opposite. It's a big aid for Xbox with timed exclusives, as long as their normal exclusives are strong as well, which without a doubt they are!
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HammadTheBeast  +   821d ago

Name me one killer exclusive for the 360 in the past year or so.

2. PS4 has exclusive Destiny content locked down. Not timed, exclusive content overall.
Geezus  +   821d ago
@hammadthebeast halo 4 was a killer excusive that came out in the past year or so...
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Kryptix  +   821d ago
You really like protecting MS on everything, even if it benefits no one. Exclusive content is different than paying for timed map packs that eventually will be played on the other console. It's manipulating with people's skill to be patient, adding unecessary set backs and no advantage at all. Nothing that differentiates from the other, we're all going to end up playing the DLC no matter what. It's just the cheapest way to gain a few impatient gamers, nothing else. In 30 days after the DLC comes out, everyone's going to be even again. Am I right? Yea, stay quiet, all you do is post and not defend your blind comment.
georgeenoob  +   821d ago

Just cause it makes no difference to YOU doesn't mean it doesn't make a difference to the 20 million people that buy CoD and Battlefield every year. And like I said, you guys pretend this doesn't help Xbox in anyway, but OBVIOUSLY it does, no matter how you see it. You must pretend it doesn't cause it's not on your side of the argument.
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da_2pacalypse  +   821d ago

Coming from one of the biggest halo fanboys you can probably find, Halo 4 was nowhere as good as any of the original trilogy games. 343 messed up the multiplayer, and spec ops was so half-a$$ed.

You want proof that I'm not the only person who thinks this? Halo 4 gets about 15,000 players at any given time. Halo 3 had about 100,000 players at any given time about 3 years after it was launched. That's how you know that this game doesn't rank up to it.

Let's face it, MS has $hit the bed when it's come to exclusive games. I think Gears 3 was the last exclusive that I truly enjoyed.
warewolfSS  +   821d ago
You must not have watched Sonys e3 conference, because half of their announcements were exclusive content on the playstation hardware.
Kryptix  +   821d ago
The funny part is that timed exclusive DLC doesn't really much factor into deciding which version to buy. Pretty much Microsoft payed EA for nothing back. Everyone's going to buy it on their console of preference. And I never supported timed exclusives, not even when the PS3 got BF3 DLC one week early. I think it's meant to piss gamers off with very little patience. I hope next gen EA and Activision are the only and last ones to do this. I hate to see other games having timed exclusives, it can add some confusion when the gamers don't see the announced DLC in the store and they wonder why it's not on their console.
demonddel  +   821d ago
@Kryptix how the f u know the business between M$ and EA was you there these kids bugs the sht out of me when sony does it its great business practice but when M$ does it they pay for it
HammadTheBeast  +   821d ago
Exactly, for PS3 I didn't even notice that it was a week early.


Well. That was stupid.
No but you're right. EA got to being the worlds worst company (exaggerated I know) by just giving away timed content for free. Cause MS is just such a good bud.
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demonddel  +   821d ago
@hammad Man u sipping some syrup or something where do you see me saying anywhere about the business between M$ and EA man I swear these kids today
Kryptix  +   821d ago
lol I think you need to calm down, dude. Apparently if you disagree with someone, he's just a little kid to you. lol Didn't you read my comment? I said I don't support timed exclusives overall, it's meaningless and adds nothing to the game you buy. Especially with online games with timed DLCs, you're still going to have fun with it or without it. The reason MS is getting bagged for it is cause they started the idea of it when it's pointless and adds nothing. Just a test of patience for the other side.
Reverent  +   821d ago
@demon, "these kids today"...

Considering your grammar and spelling skills, I hope to God you're not a fully grown adult.

By the way, your 1 agree was me. My bad.
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demonddel  +   821d ago
again @Kryptix how do you know what dlc does for these companies M$ started it and Sony follow them so somethings working for them if they keep doin it and @Reverent Grammar u serious
Geezus  +   821d ago
cuz microsoft has a partnership in place with EA... Duh!
PFFT  +   821d ago
lol guess MS and Sony decided to switch partners. Doesnt Activision have a thing for Sony this time around??
Geezus  +   821d ago
yup assasins creed and destiny have some exclusive content stuff for the ps4 either way its pointless unless a whole game is granted exclusivity because of a partnership ala Titanfall and Garden Warfare.
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C-Thunder  +   821d ago
Assassins creed isn't Activision and TitanFall isn't exclusive.
True_Samurai  +   821d ago
^^^ TitanFall is Microsoft exclusive X1, X360, and Windows Software
Either way you try spin you can only play it with a Microsoft Brand
Disagree? Truth hurts I guess lol
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PFFT  +   821d ago
Pretty much. Titanfall is an MS platform exclusive.
No_Limit  +   821d ago
Have you seen Titanfall on PS4??? Me neither.
Geezus  +   821d ago
c-thunder your right about Assasins lol brainfart ... but its a console exclusive so those that dont have gaming laptops or prefer playing on consoles will have to play it on a xbox just like planetside on the ps4
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Pisque  +   821d ago
Needless to say yes
Maninja  +   821d ago
It's kinda dumb that they have timed exclusivity for only one dlc, because that would hardly affect anyone's choice of whiter to get it on Xbox or playstation
Hicken  +   821d ago
It was bragging rights for 360 fans, when it came to Call of Duty.
Mr_Nuts  +   821d ago
Because they thought the DRM thing was going to stick and had to lick Microsoft's ass someway in the order to fix the most out the new feature which would benefit a company like them more.
True_Samurai  +   821d ago
Yet they said yes at e3
And they still got COD time exclusive dlc
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Soldierone  +   821d ago
Hopefully Amazon still has some Killzone launch day bundles left, need to switch from Battlefield. this timed exclusive stuff is annoying as eff.... JUST STOP IT ALREADY!

Here's an idea..... take that money and throw it at an exclusive studio to make a brand new game? Too bad that idea seems too complicated.....
Geezus  +   821d ago
like they havent been doing that right with the new ips comimg to the one!?
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Soldierone  +   821d ago
such as?

Honestly when MS said they spent million on games, I believed that it was for exclusive titles and new stuff from them and got excited. Then I remembered they were the ones wasting money on these timed exclusive deals this whole generation....

Imagine if MS spent money to actually compete with Uncharted, The Last of Us, God of war, etc....? We'd have so many great games instead of "well its coming to us first, and we will pretend like that matters!"
ger2396  +   821d ago
It doesn't change what platform I'll buy it on. But it does determine if I buy it new or used. Used it is.
Belking  +   821d ago
Timed exclusives are only annoying when MS does it. When sony does it it's the greatest thing in the world. It's not MS fault that they have huge cash reserves and sony doesn't.
HammadTheBeast  +   821d ago
I'm sorry, is that why Destiny content is completely exclusive to PS4? Don't worry about it though, it's not timed so I would'nt hold my breath.
PFFT  +   821d ago
Its all good im pretty sure we wont be missing much.
Belking  +   821d ago
lol... There is no completely exclusive destiny content. That's what they tell you now, but little do people know that MS still owns a stake in Bungie. It's Ok because xbox-one owners get the both of both worlds with Destiny, Titan Fall and Halo 5.
PFFT  +   821d ago
I highly agree. Timed exclusives are stupid as hell.
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UNGR  +   821d ago
Timed is better, it ensures everyone gets the content. Exclusive DLC is BS, it takes something from the core game and only gives it to one platform, and that's flat out unfair. I shouldn't have to buy the game on another platform just to get the entire game.
KingKevo  +   821d ago
It's always the same reason and all the guy says is the typical pointless PR talk that can change when the next BF DLC is exclusive for another platform; EA/DICE know the should not bite the hand that feeds them.

Videogames are a business and EA talks about nice to everyone who pays them for the exclusive deals.

Still EA's favorite song: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
joefrost00  +   821d ago
I hear you talk about MS and all they do is spend money for what they want
Sony does it to destiny ring a bell
MS has 7 games so far they have announced that they are publishing but I guess that doesn't matter
I love how you all try to turn MS having money is a bad thing
And truth be told the so called console war is only going on cause MS is allowing to
Money and stocks is my thing and if MS really had any interest to they could by sony tomorrow
That is a fact
sAVAge_bEaST  +   820d ago
Why? because M$ Moneyhatted, them.
quenomamen  +   820d ago
Well when youre a money grubbing co like EA who would sell their own mother for a paycheck, then all you to do is the math.

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