Ubisoft has announced today that the first two of the three paid expansions for The Division – Underground and Survival – will have 30-day exclusivity on Xbox One, starting from the day of their respective launches.
Timed DLC exclusives always bug me. Games are one thing but add-ons....really?!
Both is annoying, no matter who's doing it.
im fine with it.. ppl just love complaining... its a way to attract ppl to a certain platform its business.. i dont have an xbox one... but if i did i would love it.. its just MS or Sony taking care of ther player base get used to it
So, SourtreeDing, you pretty much just said you're completely fine with being used as a pawn for the business. "Get used to it." I'm not even exaggerating, but that last bit really disgusts me. Just lay down and let it happen because it's gonna happen anyway, right? What the hell kind of mentality is that?
Didn't Phil spencer recently state he didn't believe in 30 day exclusivity content deals?
Yep, but at least it's only 30 days. Could have been a lot worse.
Well, I take the "Thanks for the Beta-Testing" approach to stuff like that.
@dirkdady I'm no Phil fan, I don't even own an XB1, but in all fairness, a marketing deal was in place when the game was first announced in E3, back in 2013 while the actual DLC timed exclusivity was announced on E3 2014, about 3 months after Phil got his current position. Just saying, the decision was likely made before he was there so how he feels about 30 days exclusivity now is irrelevant, it's not like he's going to Ubi and say "hey, I don't care about this timed thing, just release however and whenever you want, now I'll head back to Microsoft, gotta explain to my boss that any money we put on this deal is lost because of my personal views".
@Bishop The division was debuted on the PS4. Watch the original trailer from E3 2013 and they're using PS4 controllers. MS moved in afterwards to get the marketing deal with timed exclusivity.
I just waited 30 days to play the Awakening DLC for Black Ops 3 on Xbox One, so I guess it goes both ways sometimes.
It should be over with at this point. Nobody is deciding which console to buy- they've already bought one! It's greedy, arrogant and wrong on both sides to continue to operate this way and punish gamers as a whole.
BISHOP, marketing deal doesn't translate to 30 day exclusivity on content. The fact Ubi decided to announce this the day before the game's release is puzzling in itself. Those like myself have already pre-ordered, and games on its way to my doorstep tomorrow. This announcement does very little to even make a dent in sales to one console vs another.
Happened all last gen, and is continuing this one. I had to deal with the 360 getting content ahead of ps3...Didn't bother me. Same goes this time round as well.
I paid for Gold to get shi late? The fk is wrong with you Ubi?
Who cares...I dont since everyone does it.
@dirkdady The 30-exclucivity was known way before yesterday
Nice self righteous indignation. You aren't being used as a pawn. You have a choice in this. Do you people read the ridiculous stuff they type?
Sony is guilty of it. Year long things for Destiny, DLC first for Battlefront and Black Ops 3 as well... can't have it both ways I guess..
Oh yeah both sides do it. It just makes no sense for a multi-platform release in my eyes. If you want exclusive than go get it, all or nothing. Not sure time limited DLC really impact console sales at all, not compared to complete exclusivity.
Destiny only made a mission or two exclusive as well as a couple of guns. They knew that these types of games rely heavily on content unlike what ubisoft is doing. They better hope and pray that they even have people still playing by the time this comes out.
This exclusivity deal is rather tame compared to Destiny's. You weren't missing much with the strikes, but the guns they withheld were some of the best in the game and they had to wait a year for them. For a looter shooter it matters more then you'd think.
@emad-e Tomb raider 2 was a Sony exclusive to keep it off of sega platforms After the first one was on both, gta 3 vice city and San Andreas were all Sony timed exclusives with San Andreas coming out 1 year later on Xbox. This has been the buisness for a long time, even before MS even tried to make a console so don't go blaming MS for this
Yes, that's true and i hated it when they did it too. Stop with all these timed exclusives on DLC. Let the gamers play the games and the content that was made for them.
I just wonder who makes a console or game purchase decision based on timed DLC. I can sort of see buying a console to play a particular timed exclusive game if you're that excited and impatient about it, especially if it's 6-12 month exclusive, but DLC? One month timed DLC is pretty meaningless except for people who make a living streaming or posting videos. I saw one streamer who was pissed about this deal because as a streamer he needs to have fresh content. He'd rather play on PC for the best visuals instead of being forced to the worst possible option just because it gets content first. <- His words, not mine.
Exactly this. Timed DLC does not really move consoles like a full exclusive has the potential to do.
Yeah with and Cod, the Street Fighter and Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity... Uuugh
Same thing happened with Destiny and CoD. I don't care for it. Just release all the content for everyone.
Sony does it as well
I suspect what advantages a 30-day timed exclusive will bring to the Xbox one in terms of sales when a full-year timed exclusive didn't move many units last holiday. I think Microsoft didnt just want a 30-day deal when they paid Ubisoft, maybe a permanent exclusive content, but since their console sales didn't met the expectations so it became what it is.
1. It's only 30 days. 2. Phil can say what he wants, but that doesn't mean that's how it goes. It's a business, not Phil's playground. 3. The point of timed exclusivity like this isn't to sell hardware. The point is to get people who own multiple platforms to go XBO for the convenience being offered. 4. Sure, it's not ideal, but there are a lot worse issues in the industry to deal with than a month delay on DLC. Such as third-party exclusives, timed or otherwise. At least everyone can enjoy The Division on the same release date.
Screw that an entire month?! thats ridiculous.
It's better than the year long exclusivity for Destiny content, but it sucks either way.
"We spend zero time thinking about what games other people can’t play. It’s not something that’s core to who we are." So apparently this doesn't go for add-on content? This timed exclusivity is so silly, doesn't matter if it's Microsoft or Sony, it's just stupid. I wish they would spend that money on other stuff.
Yeah, Sony and MS need to stop this trash business practice. Shame on Ubi for announcing this today as well. They waited until the day the game released to announce this deal after people had already purchased the season pass? That's shady as hell. I purchased the gold edition for PS4 knowing Xbox had some exclusive stuff, but I wasn't expecting it to be 30 day timed exclusive expansion packs. Because let's face it this isn't something as small as map packs. In an mmorpg content is king so I'm really hoping there's enough content in the base game to hold PS4 players over until the content drops on our version. Anyone that bought the gold edition/season pass should gain access to the new content at the same exact time as every other player regardless of platform. My $100 is just as good as anyone else's. This goes for all companies. Both MS and Sony are guilty of these anti gamer practices. Because in the end it doesn't hurt the platform nearly as much as it hurts the players on the platform.
So for two how many are there actually?
Partially Timed DLC will now become a thing.
Uhhh lol where has gaming gone to.....
Good for Microsoft. Both Sony and Ms do it, Xbox had Timed DLC on COD, Sony on Destiny and now COD its a good business move
Cod is not an online shared world shooter rpg. Totally different game models. You would still play cod maps for a little longer because its just competitive multiplayer desires. A game like the division relys on content and player base. The hard core player will run through the content to get to max level and then what? Thats the problem destiny is having now. A mission or two is fine but whole dlc pack timed exclusivity is stupid for this type of genre.
So how bout the year long timed exclusivity of destiny missions and weapons?
Why is it a good business move? I don't know anyone who's gonna buy a different console just because the other one gets the exact same content just a few weeks earlier. I think all it does is annoy people on the other side.
Sony made GTA 3- San Andreas exclusive a couple of moths before Xbox, turned out pretty well for Ps2
Actually the gta games where developed on ps2 then ported to the Xbox and pc. They where not paid to hold the game back, they just focused on a single platform first.
Never said they were paid but there was an Exclusivity deal that GTA games had to be on Ps2 first. Then MS paid I think it was like 70 million to Rockstar to not make GTA 4 exclusive on Ps3. And Rockstar Asked Sony to break the contract and Sony said yes. http://n4g.com/news/652797/...
Nobody tired of this sh!t ?
We're all tired of it. PlayStation or Xbox. We all want this crap to end. It's ridiculous.
They make it seem like a good thing for Xbox users, but what it actually means is 30 days of beta testing, so bugs can be ironed out for the other platforms.
The game's not even out and all I see is fu****g DLC! I wasn't really into this game but now it's used for less than 20€.
Where have you been for last 3-4 years ?
so Xbox players are beta testers for the DLC content basically, but still its bs that PC and PS4 players pay the same price but has to deal with this 30 day early access crap, it should be cheaper if that was the case
Then xbox players should pay less for any dlc thats on ps4 before its on xbox
So what happened to all that talk from Phil Spencer? It seems whenever he makes some big statement soon after there is always an announcement like this that follows after. I feel the only difference between him and the last guy is he loves to run his mouth.
I assumed this was also part of the marketing deal. So I don't know why some seemed surprised.
lol! only 30days?. What's next?. A fortnight?. It is absolutely pointless.
I don't mind three days to a week, but a whole month is such a dirty move.
At least it isn't a whole year. Now that is an extremely dirty move, right.
proud to say i haven't boughten DLC since Modern warfare 2
No the division was shown at Xbox one e3 as well, I remember it being shown..
Hehe... No need to complaints, just wait the ultimate whatever bundle with all dlc like most of the other game =p Pros - cheaper stable game Cons - cant join the nerf train QQ
Phil said he wasn't going to play this timed exclusivity game anymore. I'm an XB1 owner and fan, but I've always hated these deals. Hopefully this is the last we see on the XB side of things at least
Waste of money. Microsoft should already learned. This generation it wont matter. The division will sell tons more on the PS4...
You could also argue that its a waste of money when Sony do it too. But its not. I own both consoles and when buying multiplatform games, deals like this help me decide which console to buy the game for. I bought division on Xbox one because of this and bought hitman on ps4 because of the deal Sony has with the publisher of that game.
30 days isn't a problem. At least it's not like destiny where some content was withheld from the Xbox version for a year.
I don't like it but I'm also not going to bitch about it. Just so happens I'm getting the Gold Edition on the Xbox One so it doesn't negatively impact this time. Sony does it as well and I don't bitch about it. It seems though when xbox has the timed exclusive there is way more bitching about it. When it's Sony no one seems to give a shit.
I don't mind waiting a month for a dlc, but the one that got me ticked was the Dang destiny dlc's. X1 had to wait for a year for those Dang dlc's.
SO STUPID regardless of who is writing the checks. There is nothing gained from paying the publisher to prevent one consoles audience or the other access to content. All it does is piss off the user base on the impacted console. So instead of paying to develop something unique (or investing in their own studios) they are dolling out monies to publishers to withhold content from gamers. A practice that needs to STOP.