Shack News: "PlayStation snagged exclusive DLC for both Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. But, "exclusive" typically means "timed exclusive" in this business, and that happens to be the case here too."
The Aveline missions are already on the Digital Deluxe edition on the PC version.
i hate timed exclusive dlc .. THX M$
This is ignorant.
M$ started this .. it's all thx to M$ then $onY followed
Black0o has a valid point. If the game is available on both console, then the dlc and release times for the DLC should be the same.
I really don't like timed exclusive DLC, or games for that matter, although a whole game is more understandable. I'd rather they spend that money on another game or a fresh IP or something. I suppose in the business world it works though, otherwise they wouldn't bother. Even GS is paying for exclusive content for some games now. It can get rather confusing at times.
When I learned that the hd vita port was coming to 360 I was wondering why the black flag dlc was exclusive as it didn't make sense. Now I see that wasn't exclusive after all, just timed. Sony really shouldn't waste money on timed DLC, I'd rather have more games than getting extra digital content a few months early.
i'm assuming there'll be some sorta season pass with these games... anyone wanna hazard a guess if they'll be paid DLC or freebies? if paid will they be in a season pass?
I just got my Game Informer and there is an ad for a season pass for AC4. Hopefully that helps some..
The Season pass is out now for AC4 and is $20
looks like Timed DLC will be more extreme next-gen, Microsoft started it and Sony is taking it to the next level.
Such a waste of money... put it in your studios Sony.
true , everyone and their mom is getting a ps4.
I agree. Put it towards studio's with new IP's or add it to the marketing budget. Timed/exclusive DLC is bad for all consoles.
But... Sony doesn't pay for timed exclusive deals. The guys on the internet say so..
Yea, I heard a number of people on this site say this too. funny how Sony is taking a lot of leads from MS. Nothing is wrong with timed exclusives, this is each company way of making sure their user base gets a whole lot more. With 3rd parties becoming more multiplat expect to see more of this in this next gen.
I don't agree with Timed Exclusives unless Microsoft or Sony pay the development team to make the DLC which is never the case. I don't see it as giving your user base more, it's more like paying so the user base of the competitor has to wait for content that is ready. And on that note, I don't think anybody is willing to change consoles just to avoid waiting a few months for content. It's cheap and it shouldn't be allowed.
Timed DLC is BS from a gamer point of view. I own console B, bought the game day 1, and yet Console A get's timed DLC? To me its like the developer said F#@k you to gamers on Console B because they are too greedy.
I see it like this. If a company wants to pay for exclusive content for it's user base, say the extra 60 minutes of game play for AC4 and WD, then fine. It doesn't cost me anything, and I get more game for my buck if I'm on that system. It sucks for users of the other system, but it doesn't cost me anything. I find it wasteful spending that could be put towards better things, but whatever. I personally don't sit there and antagonize over which system to buy it for, nor will I give more money to a company that can't ship a complete game to begin with by buying the DLC later. If a company wants to pay for timed DLC, which I will have to buy anyways on said console, then that's just dumb in my opinion. I can't imagine there are a significant number of people that base their console purchases on this. Maybe it worked with COD, but even then the sales of that game were roughly equal on both systems, with the 360 having a slight lead.
Goddamnit Sony. Timed exclusives suck and serve no-one but the companies. It's a big F-U to roughly half your consumer base. Some people get it early, but others still get it soon enough. While anyone is waiting for it they could be playing loads of REAL exclusive content on their consoles. Maybe this is how Sony is making up for having less AAA retail exclusives at launch (because most of their AAA exclusives are still on PS3), but this isn't the way to go about it. If they make real exclusive deals, I have no issue, but timed exclusives are a pointless thing for gamers.
Exclusive games > exclusive DLC.
Lol. Sony is becoming more and more evil I hope I dont see the day when sony became the next M$. I can see the next-generation sony force camera and in ps6 they put DRM xD
MS started this so...you really can't cry. Glad i went with the ps4
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