Destiny’s The Dark Below DLC is Ridiculously Expensive

CraveOnline: "Bungie has revealed the pricing of Destiny’s The Dark Below DLC, and it’ll make your eyes water."

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BigBosss3262d ago

"The price tag of the DLC is set at £19.99 in the UK – yes, half the price of the full game - while the US price is $20. That’s a startling price difference between both regions, with £19.99 roughly equating to around $33.00."

What the freaking hell! What a rip off and a half bungie!

SIX3262d ago

Even worst deal for XBOX owners.

Mikelarry3262d ago (Edited 3262d ago )

I know it is a slap in the face. I own the ps4 version but I can now say without a doubt in my mind I am done with this franchise. good luck to other gamers who keep supporting this title.

@ below

from the contract which is available online activision is not to blame, their only input was for how many titles that gets released everything else is bungie decision. ill find the contract and post a link.

don't even get me started on third party timed exclusive.... WOOOSAH!!!!

SIX3262d ago

I too own the PS4 version and I don't like this one bit! With that said, I'm pretty sure Bungie hates this too. I would direct the attention at Activision. On the flip side this isn't any different then COD/Micro deal. Lets all agree that this type of timed exclusive business needs to stop.

Blastoise3262d ago

The price is an absolute joke, but what makes this even worse is these expansions are probably where all the decent story content went

Forn3262d ago

Even $20 for the first of what's probably going to be, like, 100+ dlc 'expansions' that doesn't really add much if anything to the experience is absolutely f'n ridiculous. There's so way I'm going to support this kind of milking business strategy. I'll just play amazing games that give me value for my money.

PONTIAC08G8GT3262d ago

Geez, don't season pass's usually cost $20-$30? I think I paid $25 for TF and got 3 DLC's. But that price for one DLC, it better be a 1/3 of a complete game. Glad I traded this game in early October when GS was offering $40.

Consoldtobots3261d ago

everyone was in an uproar when they wanted to raise the price of games before this gen started. They HAD to back off that one because as the saying goes a lost sale is money out the door that may never comeback. Im sure this pissed off the publishers to a high degree and this is their middle finger back. In other words in their eyes $60 doesn't justify complete game content like it did the gen before last. This has been going on for a while folks. At the end of the day it would have been wiser to pony up the extra money upfront than to get milked for much more in bits and pieces.

BallsEye3261d ago

so that's the crappy dlc I got in limited edition...wasn't worth it after all -.-

sonarus3261d ago (Edited 3261d ago )

lol @ all the bungie hate.

I was done with the Destiny Franchise pretty much after i finished playing it. Its a whole lot of show and hype but deep down its really a whole lotta of nothing

user55757083261d ago

wow only 3 new multiplayer maps? what a waste of money.

xHeavYx3261d ago

Not getting any individual DLC, I'll just wait for a bundle deal

RumbleFish3261d ago

I don't want to defend the price tag. The price is a joke and the game lacks content. But I am having a great time with old friends in this game and made a few new. It is actually fun to run in circles and collect spinmetal when you have a good chat with nice people. You can have the tension of a nightfall strike too.
I have played 170 hours so far and this makes the game worth the money for me.
I will buy the DLC.

Consoldtobots3261d ago

lol @ N4G kids getting mad at the truth, I didn't say I support this stuff I just telling you why it happened.

RedDevils3261d ago

Thank God I didn't buy Destiny, borrow the game from a mate and game feel like big waste of money

user56695103261d ago

Constobots is right this been happening for the longest and its going to get worst. We use to get expansion pack that that's the damn near a whole game. Free mp and skin packs. Now since they started putting these so called dlc on consoles people are willing to pay more for less. This gen gamers are the worst .

Funantic13261d ago

Most Xbox owners don't care. We're waiting on Halo MCC. Destiny reviews are way too bad.

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shivvy243262d ago

Damn that costs half a new game , what a rip off, better spending it on something else


LMFAO!!!!! I said screw this game and traded it for Mordor on Sept 30th , love the fact that I was booed,disagreed with, pm'd to death with hate talk and now look... NOW people feel the same way... SMFH!!! While the gameplay is fun... This game as a whole is garbage and a cash grab... I hate sheep but let's be honest , if people like it that's ok but this game shouldn't be supported so these companies see that we want our dollar's value in the game to start off with... NOT give us a half assed game that plans to milk us dry with expensive on disc DLC... 2nd time today Ive watch hypocrisy at its finest. Btw this isn't directed at you Shivvy24, I agree with you

WitWolfy3261d ago

I agree. Take this game and the $20 you would've spend, trade the game in and get GTA 5 instead.

SilentNegotiator3262d ago

So....we're just going to assume that it's a ripoff before we even see how much content we get from it? M'kay then.

"a new set of story content for Destiny, some new weaponry and gear, three new multiplayer maps, one new Strike (PS4 owners of the game will also get a bonus Strike as part of Bungie’s exclusivity deal with Sony) and a new Raid called Crota’s End"
...could we at least wait and see how hefty the added story is and how good the maps, raid, and strikes are?

_FantasmA_3262d ago (Edited 3262d ago )

Regardless of the amount of content, I'm sure some if it was already finished and taken out of the final game. Remember a few years ago when we were all outraged after finding out that things like the Gears of War 3 skins were already on the disc and we were just paying to unlock them? I miss those days. We just kind of rolled and said fu** it, and started buying DLC and season passes like crazy. People buy it anyways and at whatever price is set. Season passes and DLC prices are getting ridiculous and to be honest I have yet to buy a DLC/map pack that I felt was worth it. I have always regretted buying every DLC I've been suckered into.

JeffGUNZ3262d ago

On their site it says 3 story missions lol. What a joke.

BX813261d ago

Brotha nothing you said justifies the price tag imo. Look at the content in the full game. Really not a lot there. Now you give $20 dlc that isn't that in depth? What's funny is these are my genuine complaints but I still play destiny with my friends. Idk maybe you're right and we shouldn't judge just yet but things so far aren't the best. It's actually a good base for bungie to build off of.

GuruStarr783261d ago


3.... story... missions....?....!


Let that sink in for a minute... 3 story missions for 20 bucks.... that is a TOTAL rip. Especially when you look at how many story missions were in the vanilla game and how little story it actually told!!!

We need to let them know we won't stand for this... it's a crock.

GTgamer3261d ago

Sooooooooo you expect us to be cool with the fact that Bungie spilt the story up to gain more money through DLC you better GTFO the game hardly had a story to begin with.

s1lentone3261d ago (Edited 3261d ago )

@silentNegotiator you know you're right... we don't know whats to come. Maybe the mystery chick that " can't begin to explain why she didn't have any time to explain why she don't have any time to explain" will finally have time for us now. lol i prob butcher the quote some how. But in seriousness I will pass on this DLC Simply because of vague moments like exo stranger. Then after make us pay real $$ just find out why shes so freakin busy. Maybe its just me but i was hoping and expecting more from bungie. Its just lazy and i'm done paying for halfass games. If you don't like it let your voice be heard with your wallet.

@jeffGunz its $10 per mission now...the game is that good lol. What a ripoff.

TheSaint3261d ago

Three story missions. It's a f****** joke.


ummmm... they just told us what content we are getting from it!


King_of_Nothing3261d ago

@SilentNegotiator- No ones assuming anything, they've told us exactly what is in the DLC. 3 story missions, 3 multiplayer maps, one strike.

Considering how bare the full priced game was, even if the DLC is good, its of little comfort. People, myself included, feel like we purchased a severely incomplete game and now content that should have been included to begin with (story) is being shoveled out at $20. DLC should be used to provide extra content, not fill in missing pieces of the core game.

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BattleTorn3262d ago (Edited 3262d ago )

"The price tag of the DLC is set at £19.99 in the UK – yes, half the price of the full game"

Was the game £39.99 to begin with in the UK?