Ok, I’ve been saying for a while that this whole DLC and season pass thing has grown out of control. Season passes and DLC being announced before games are even completed or even worse, being required if you want to get the whole game and not just %90 of it. But this one my friends takes the cake or pie if you don’t like cake.
So as you are already aware of, Activision recently announced that there would be a third game in the Call of Duty Black Ops series, hell who didn’t see that coming. Now to be fair it does look interesting but time will tell if I’ll pick it up and likely that’s how most of us feel. However what I know I likely won’t be doing is picking up a FIFTY DOLLAR SEASON PASS for the game. You heard me, Activision has finally lost it (Some will argue they lost it a while ago) and has announced a $50 season pass for Black Ops 3.
This recently showed up on Steam (http://store.steampowered.com/app/366843) though I haven’t seen any official announcement from Activision on the matter, but I imagine that it’s coming. So a $50 season pass for a game that is going to cost $60, what kind of madness is this? Sure they are also giving you the option of paying $100 for both the game and the season pass, but nothing else. For that type of money I’m expecting some sort of collection edition bundle or something, but not $100 for just the game and it’s DLC.
Mind you that the season pass promises to include 4 “exciting DLC packs”, there isn’t any mention of what they are and is just another example of DLC being announced before the game is even completed.
Deja Vu all over again.
I don’t know what’s worse; The fact that Activision feels that they need to charge that much for a season pass, the fact that people will buy it or the fact that this may convince other companies to follow suit and raise their prices on season passes in the future.
No matter how you look at this, it ain’t good.