Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Crystal Dynamics Can Suck It

Remember when certain games or franchises were exclusive to certain platforms? Like Metal Gear Solid 4: you'll never see it on the Xbox 360, or Mario being synonymous with Nintendo. Well, a new, horrifying chapter in the exclusivity wars has just begun. Now companies offering DLC for software on one, but not the other, console. Example: Tomb Raider: Underworld is on both the Xbox 360 and PS3. This month, 360 players will be able to download an expansion pack called "Under the Ashes" which will include about five hours of new content and a whole bunch of new costumes for Lara. Awesome, right? Here's where things get crappy: PS3 owners are missing out. The DLC is exclusive to the 360 version of the game. And that's not the only story like this. Fallout 3 is doing the same kind of thing. PC and 360 gamers are getting brand new additions to the Wasteland while PS3 owners get the shaft.

Meanwhile, Ubisoft realizes that gamers don't like being jerked around like this, and is offering a Prince of Persia expansion pack (tomorrow!) for both the 360 and PS3. I'm mad because I have a PS3, Underworld, and Fallout 3, and I'm totally missing out on awesome DLC because Crystal Dynamics and Bethesda were happy to accept a big fat check from Microsoft and snuff half their install bases.


lantaro said...

Fuck you, Microsoft!!

David Oxford said...

Only problem with the Prince of Persia one is that they're excluding the PC users, unless that's changed...

--LBD "Nytetrayn"