Criterion nails pricing for Cops and Robbers DLC
- Posted April 27th, 2009 at 21:03 EDT by
- 28 Comments
It's evident that Criterion created a large fan following for Burnout Paradise when it started pumping out free downloadable content in order to expand Paradise's world and replayability. Once the free ship had sailed and it was time for the premium content to come in for a landing, however, gamers got skeptical due to high prices for minimal content. With the development team preparing to release its next add-on pack, Cops and Robbers, this Thursday, gamers were hoping for something affordable and cost-effective that would cause them to pull out their wallets and continue to support Criterion.
Thankfully, the Cops and Robbers DLC seems to do just that. The content -- which has been priced at $9.99 / €9.99 / £7.99 -- gives gamers not only the addition of a capture the flag inspired online game mode, but also 33 new international police vehicles from around the world. This substantial amount of content for a mere $10 seems to be quite the steal for any gamer and we expect it to rise up the sales charts come Thursday.
- 4:07pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
so do you just get the police cars or do the police actually chase you?
- 4:13pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
Buying the pack for sure. Criterion has been supporting PS3 owners and I will support them.
Pluse the GAME is a blast.
- 4:14pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
is this game worth getting?
- 4:18pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
i dont get it. are the "33 new international police vehicles" completely new or are they just the cars that are already in the game just with a police skin?
- 4:29pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
too expensive for just a new mode and a few cars...
I can buy a whole new game by that amount.
- 4:33pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
Why should Europeans buy this? 10 dollars = 7.6 euros.
I'm not going to show my support to a company that makes Europeans pay more for the same content, pass.
- 4:34pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
I will be buying this DLC, for sure. Anyone who thinks Criterion is not going to make this worth $10 should not even be playing this game anyway.
- 4:36pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
@6 i agree
i know people keep saying they gave us stuff for free. but what was that? 4 bikes and two cars that cant be used together... these prices are way to high i could buy a PSN game or two for that
- 4:48pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
@ 6 and 7 its not criterion its sony that makes the conversionand they just put and euro = to and US$
- 4:50pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
WHAT! £7.99! thats a joke, damn i am all for Criterion supporting this game and i have bought DLC to support them but damn they really know how to rip their customers off
- 4:58pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
I do not think it is Sony who is deciding the 1:1 exchange rate. That wouldn't make sense looking at a game like Flower, 10 dollars in the US store, 8 euros in the European stores. On top of that, Flower was developed by an internal studio.
- 5:52pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
I actually think is the best value dlc they have done for burnout paradise. I didn't buy the last one because online isn't interesting to me, I might get this one but not now, there's far more interesting stuff about than revisiting BP.
- 5:55pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
Why would I need 33 police vechicles? All this burnout content is way too expensive...
- 6:10pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
This sound verry need but ,we in europe still can't buy any thing on the psn without a creditcard so i'm afraid that a nother good DLC will pass me by. It's a shame that we have to wait so long and still it's unsertain if we will ever see the day light of the psncard here.
- 6:17pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
Sony does NOT set the prices. they make suggestions but it's up to the people selling the content to decide. Besides the EU games have been charged more for years why should a few tenths of a pound seem so different now? I do agree that the content is a little expensive. 33 new cars that are just new skins with lights and a few extra polygons? do they even have different handeling? are they all instantly unlocked upon purchase? There are questions but then again if you really think about it we've already paid more for less. The toy cars and the legendary cars, all cost more and didnt even add any new game play. At least with this you do get some gameplay (presumably but online and offline) so it's not entirely a bad thing.
I'll probably still end up buying it, I just wish the cars showed more variation rather than jsut being the same old cars with a new texture and some lights.
- 8:36pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
i need to get the game
- 11:37pm EDT - April 27th, 2009
10 dollars for a new mode...... ehh.. little too much for me. I would get it if it was $4.99. If their new island they are making is like 10 bux I will get that, that would be worth the 10. Maybe 15 depending on how many new cars and stuff there is
- 2:58am EDT - April 28th, 2009
This game will prob not die lol
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- 3:09am EDT - April 28th, 2009
Rip off it's better using £7.99 or more for the legendary Capcom games. shouldn't it be in the retail at Jan 08??? of course not they're greedy fools
- 3:34am EDT - April 28th, 2009
the offline multi should be for free :( i can't buy it kuz i live in the middle east and my game is region 2 :( and no credit card can work with no real biling address in europe plz cretirion think of the pplz who got no credit cards and who don't have psn cards yet we want offline multi for free am not touching this game because of no multi and i got no fast connection
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