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    Goodbye DLC, Hello Season Pass?

    With the focus on "always on, always connected" by MS, and "background downloading" by Sony, are we about to see the phasing out of individual DLC, and a focus on title support?

    I suspect the preference would be to get people buying into some sort of "online maintenance" support package, that guarantees you game is updated with the latest DLC. Both consoles are basically coming at us form the "turn it on and you games content has been updated" aspect.

    And with multiplayer, specifically requiring most people to have DLC up to date, I suspect we are about to get stung in the COD/BF4 rear.

    Sinister turn of events, or just the way the next gen is going to be payed played?

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    Before these season passes the DLC playerbase was less and less as time went on so most people ended up playing the base game anyway makign the DLC a waste of everyones time and money.

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    I am 100% opposed to buying a full prices game and then paying almost that much again for a season pass that ill likely never use - DLC is a plague in my eyes.

    So no, this idea does make sense but I dont like it one bit


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    I am 100% opposed to buying a full prices game and then paying almost that much again for a season pass that ill likely never use - DLC is a plague in my eyes.

    So no, this idea does make sense but I dont like it one bit


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    I suspect its the way they are going, especially with online mulitplayer.

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    I suspect a death and i will be dancing at the grave off DLC's

    I see a change coming on next gen and it being No DLC's hopefully
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    I am 100% opposed to buying a full prices game and then paying almost that much again for a season pass that ill likely never use - DLC is a plague in my eyes.

    So no, this idea does make sense but I dont like it one bit


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    Wait! You mean you will not be buying the 80+ costumes for Dead or Alive 5?

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    What happened to the good old days old NO DLC'S and just a game on a disc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal_NFS View Post
    Wait! You mean you will not be buying the 80+ costumes for Dead or Alive 5?

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    DLC is perfectly fine when it expands the story with new game scenarios. So I don't think it needs to go away. As for costumes, weapons and such, I believe it depends on how much money you put towards the base game to begin with. Though they really should include all assets if they can meet their deadline.

    But I hope there isn't a phasing out of individual DLC. I think it's important to pick and choose what you want, again, if all of that stuff just couldn't make it in the base game in time.

    Free DLC would be nice but that's wishful thinking. Unless it's something like a high-resolution texture pack for the PC version.
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    DLC's are good for certain games i guess... But i see no point in them

    The game should come with everything on one disc or at least two disc's so we can install the extra content onto are consoles
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    Im all for season passes just not at the price they currently are!

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    Could their be something completely different instead
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    You know I kind of like DLC, I'm a big FPS fan at heart so I would soon get bored of the maps. But season pass what is this? Could you please go into more detail of what a season pass is?
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    A season pass is when you pay quite a bit of extra money. And it entitles you to all dlc.
    Most of them are priced like you pay for 3 dlc's and get the fourth one free effectivly.

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    DLC isnt going away. But I do think there will be a season pass option for every game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claud3 View Post
    What happened to the good old days old NO DLC'S and just a game on a disc
    As far as I know, and from what I have played, that is still the case. I like that DLC adds to the existing game, extending the life. Especially map packs.

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    Maybe so... But it all should come one two discs
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    Thanks to all the ones who says "I am ok with DLC or Season Pass" we will be forced to season pass somehow and after a while season pass + DLC pass + pay to play + give me your a$$ pass + let me rip you pass... There is no end to this... Arigato!
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    Well here is one... If we have this season pass bull$#@!, why Game Of The Year Edition as well

    I mean we will all just wait for that instead of wasting money on all the DLC's... And even the one's that do not make GOTY, they still get a collector edition later on

    I mean it does not take a genius to work out that you hold off until then for all in one or on TWO Disc as i have been saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    I am 100% opposed to buying a full prices game and then paying almost that much again for a season pass that ill likely never use - DLC is a plague in my eyes.

    So no, this idea does make sense but I dont like it one bit


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    I think there are some games that would benefit from season passes as opposed to individual DLC. I purchased Battlefield premium a month or so ago, and so I have all of the DLC ... but how often do I play maps from the most recent expansions? It's quite rare, unless I want to search for a lobby specifically playing a map from one of those DLC's.

    From a price perspective though, I understand that season passes as opposed to individual DLC's is quite a burden, especially if you're not planning on dedicating too much of your time to the game. If there is a shift, and I believe we're already seeing the emergence of season passes alongside DLC's in the present, I think game publishers and developers will need to ensure that season passes are reasonably priced, and to some degree cheaper than purchasing each individual DLC separately.

    The sweet spot? Individual DLC's offered for, say, $15, and a season pass that values each DLC at $10. I think that would be a significant enough a discount to get more people to purchase season passes, thus eliminating the Battlefield problem while keeping customers' wallets happy and allowing gamers a degree of choice in how much they really want to play or invest in a game.
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    Yeah I was annoyed when I bought Battlefield 3 when it came it was just the vanilla version then 6 months later they EA bought out "Premium Edition".
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