I know, I know. It sucks when games have to milk their fanbase with a huge number of DLCs. It’s also sad when there are already plans for such DLCs prior to a game’s release. But you all saw it coming, so there is nothing to complain about, right? Anyway, the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Season Pass is now available for pre-order on Steam and promises to be the ultimate way to get more of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, as it includes 4 Epic DLC Map Packs for $49.99.
Now as you may have guessed, this Season Pass does not include the actual game itself, meaning that PC gamers will have to pay around $100 bucks ($110 to be more precise) in order to enjoy the ‘ultimate’ Black Ops 2 experience. Thanks Activision but no thanks. And that’s precisely why we don’t support this awful ‘DLC milking’ of franchises. Long gone are the days a game (with additional content that was released for free) costed $50.
Sure, gamers can ignore this Season Pass but are you seriously willing – some of you – to pay $110 for a single game (and we’re not even talking here about a Collector’s Edition)? If so, more power to you. Just don’t complain when more and more developers/publishers start exploiting this very same thing.
Call of Duty: Black Ops II is set in the year 2025 and propels players into global conflict featuring advanced weaponry, robotics, and drone warfare in a new Cold War scenario whose seeds are being sown in today’s headlines.
The game is planned for a November 13th release on PC, X360 and PS3!