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!
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."