Where's You Metro Pass?
Those lovely people at 4A are teasing us with a Season Pass for Metro: Last Light. But stop right there! Wait a moment before you spew your vitriol at this much maligned, still controversial business model. Because this is most certainly not what you are expecting. It's all single player content. Which I really shouldn't even have to mention, since Metro is a single player game, but there you go. Fear not, no unneeded online multi-player is being shoehorned in. So cool your heels.
“Artyom’s story may have been concluded in Metro: Last Light, but there are other characters with stories to tell, some familiar locations that fans of the Metro series wanted to revisit, and some new challenges that 4A wanted to explore. Since completing the game we have been working on these new stories and hope to release them throughout the summer.”
The first of these, coming in June, is the Faction pack, which will be coupled (presumably soon after) by the Chronicles pack to expand on Metro's universe and story...doesn't that sound thrilling? Meanwhile, the Tower pack will introduce a new "unique solo challenge" (perhaps a side story from one of those 'other' characters mentioned above?) and the Developer pack will introduce new tools. What, precisely, all of this will actually amount to remains to be seen. So watch this space. We will give you more details as soon as they come to light. Until then, feel free to hypothesise away in the comments below.
The pack can be pre-purchased, via Steam, right now for $14.99/£11.99 and includes a semi-automatic shotgun for your troubles.
Posted 24-05-2013, 18:57
Nobody know yet, just how much gametime or content is actually in those DLCs.
Neon, different regions have differnet prices, yes. It has to do with local economies and blah blah... except this is Steam. It's the same codes, for the same games. It's the same work that's put into sending out those codes to me as to the Americans. It's pure bullshit. The only reason they continue with it is because we Europeans are so dumb that we accept it. Look at Russia, Steam were forced to actually adjust the prices down to normal levels for the Russians, because they refused to purchase games at those pathetic high prices Steam tried to charge them.
Deep Silver is a small European publisher. It's bullshit that they are going the same retarded way as Ubisoft, EA and Activision.
Not buying it for that price.
Posted 23-05-2013, 23:41
That's a really good value Season Pass. Considering EA season passes are like 50 Dollars...
This is perhaps one of the cheapest Season Passes I've seen actually. If I had Metro Last Light, I'd definitely buy it.
As for what Jenssen said, why are you comparing regional prices? Different regions have different prices on different things, its just how the world works and has to do with local economies, local tax rates, currency exchange rates, etc...
For example, video games are usually 10 to 20 euros (after you change the price over from Pounds to Euros) cheaper in England and Scotland than in mainland Europe. It's just how it is and you can't blame companies for sticking to the local economies and the way pricing has been set for centuries and WILL STILL be set for the centuries to come!
Posted 23-05-2013, 17:38
From my perspective that's roughly equivalent. The dollar and the euro exchange at almost the same rate
Posted 23-05-2013, 15:34
You're charging me €14.99 while you're charging the Americans $14.99, Deep Silver. No thanks.