Destiny's New DLC Kinda Screws Over Xbox Players

On December 9, Bungie will release The Dark Below, a new expansion pack for Destiny. For $20, you'll get some new story missions, some multiplayer maps, a raid, and two new strikes. Unless you're on Xbox.

Yep, Sony's snagged themselves yet another Destiny exclusive: one of The Dark Below's strike missions—you know, the ones where you and two other players go through quasi-dungeons and take on powerful bosses—is only for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Bungie says the exclusive is until "at least" fall of 2015, which means that for the next year at a minimum, Xbox players will miss out on a large chunk of The Dark Below.

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Software_Lover1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

Title should be.......

DLC totally screws over gamers!!!

Remember when you had to put in codes to unlock costumes and hidden characters? Or beat the game to unlock other levels?

bleedsoe9mm1502d ago

or destiny screws over all gamers either will work

Cupid_Viper_31502d ago

As long as we all remember who started this "CoD gets new maps and expansions a whole month before PS3 players" AND Those 6 months exclusives 3rd party deals.... then we should all welcome this.

Fireseed1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )


Not even in the same ballpark. Sure the expansions got delayed.. but when you bought them, they came with everything the Xbox version had. Timed exclusives suck for sure. But gutting part of the content till a later date... That's like buying a car and the dealer saying you wont get the steering wheel for another year.

rdgneoz31502d ago

@Fireseed MS spent 50 mill to flat out deny PS3 owners "any" DLC and repeatedly said it would never hit the PS3. The game came out in 2008, the DLC for 360 in 2009 (Feb and Oct), and it wasn't till 2010 that the PS3 DLC came out.

Sony bought a strike (in the retail and DLC) and probably a few in game items for a year, and it's been announced 1 year exclusive. All the other content is coming to xbone/360 players.


bleedsoe9mm1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

@Cupid_Viper_3 dlc for a game you love and want more of isn't inherently bad , if destiny was a full game that i felt like i got my money worth i would buy the dlc no problem . i already bought sunset overdrive dlc give me more of that . destiny felt like a game dlc was removed to sell you , sunset feels like a game where it will be an addition too .

joab7771502d ago

Really. Xbox players complaining about timed dlc? Gimme a break. CoD, Fallout?

You have Sunset Overdrive this week. Get over it.

opoikl1502d ago

You can add GTAIV with Gay Tony and Lost and Damned to that list.

DarthZoolu1501d ago

Won't screw me because I won't be buying it.

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ChronoJoe1502d ago

That's quite a poor example really. I have to say. People continually reflect on the 'good old days' where they got their extra content from cheat codes, or unlockables, but at the same time they neglect the fact that these games were comparably incredibly lacking in content relative to current gen counterparts.

Let's take a basic example, Spyro the Dragon versus Destiny. In Spyro you unlock additional worlds and cheats as you go on, or through cheat codes. But comparably the game is actually only around 8 hours long (even if you do everything) and incorporates vastly smaller, lower quality worlds than something like Destiny.

People are all too eager to point out the seemingly increasing cost to the end-user but neglect the cost of development, and how much content each game actually has. Older games were driven by replayability across a 1hour or so campaign (take the megaman games for instance) yet games today present consumers with vastly richer, longer experiences. Obviously there are merits to these classics but those that feel they're being ripped off by content today perhaps aren't looking at things fairly.

ITPython1502d ago

PlayStation gamers got the shaft all last gen from exclusive third-party content only on xbox to games being gimped/held back due to MS's parity clause.

Xbox gamers have no sympathy from me, and it's about time Sony started to fight back and give MS a taste of their own medicine.

AceBlazer131502d ago

Don't worry, you guys still get CoD dlc early. Sucks from the other side huh?

CoTton_MoUtH1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

I dont even find Destiny the least bit interesting but every year COD screws PS fans so now we're even.

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gamer78041502d ago

By the time the dlc arrives for Xbox the game will be dead

ThinkThink1502d ago

I kind of thought it already was. Lot's of people still playing this game?

CorndogBurglar1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

As of less than 2 weeks ago Bungie reported 3.2 million players logging in every day.

There's always lots of people on when I play. So yeah, no. Despite all the bad hype you read online, there are still literally millions of people enjoying the hell out of this game. Enough to log on every day.

Also, you have to remember that there's really not any other game that gives this kind of co-op experience. There's nothing like playing the strikes and raid with buddies on the hardest difficulty. I can't name any other console game that provides anything quite like it. Its immensely fun. Just my opinion, and the opinion of many other people as well.

ChronoJoe1502d ago

I agree, the game while flawed offers a very unique experience and one that's hard to pull away from because of that.

The Raid is so much fun for me. It's the best co-operative experience I've had in an FPS, ever. However, there is only one Raid, and therein lies Destiny's problem. It's a good game, but it doesn't have enough content, and overpriced DLC doesn't help matters in that regard.

KwietStorm1502d ago

Do you know the numbers?

spicelicka1502d ago

Omg halo 5 will be out.....

pompombrum1502d ago

Ironic if it happens considering one of the biggest factors would be because of past Bungie games.

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turdburgler10801502d ago

I remember before the game came out people were mad as hornets about this then everyone forgot. Looks like it's gonna come back to bite bungie in the ass.

1stPersonHuman1502d ago

The game was a major dissapointment for me, would never consider putting any money or time into it again. Regardless of adding more content, the game didn't have enough depth or variety in gameplay

KwietStorm1502d ago

So one strike means Xbox gamers are screwed?

Volkama1502d ago

It's a pretty significant chunk of the DLC. It's not like they pay less either, and it's difficult enough to justify the 20quid it costs already...

I have always supported subscription games where the content was worth the price, and I would happily support paying for content directly as an alternative, but I don't see me supporting this.

pompombrum1502d ago

Judging by experiencing everything in the full game, I'd argue strikes are hands down Destiny's best content alongside the raid. Seeing as there is only one other new strike coming, then yeah one strike is a big deal.

GearsOfWar1502d ago (Edited 1502d ago )

As a Destiny owner on Xbox One, I do feel like this DLC lost a lot of value on Xbox.

It feels like a lot of the game is missing already. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Destiny and still play, even defending it against haters, but I've been playing the same missions, the same strikes, the same maps for over a month now. For a game that promotes repetitive play, everything tends to get stale after a while when you're constantly in the same areas.

I was really hoping Bungie would have offered us content in between expansions. Instead we've received bare bone "events" that do little to change what we already have been playing since launch. Some of the updates have been a step in the right direction, while others have disabled people's gameplay habits that they enjoyed.

2 strikes in the expansion are not enough as it is. Further restricting the content, reduces the value substantially. I'd feel better about 4 new strikes, with 2 being exclusive. Instead, they just chopped off one of the strikes.

Originally I planned on picking up both expansions and I was going to continue to play when I could. Now, I'm not so interested. Not because of not getting the extra strike, but for the severe lack of content the expansion offers as a whole.

I do like the lore and was disappointed in the lack of story at launch. If the expansion addresses this, in a substantial way, I'll consider picking it up. The offering at the moment, however, does not scream value to me.