I think some could, guess it in part depends on the game developers. I think some extra muliplayer content for The Outfit became free recently after previously being a charged extra.ozz1983 said:Does anyone know if there are plans to make any of the content we currently have to pay for free in the future?
Graw Capter 2 add on pack costs 1,201 MS points.Waynej said:I don't know. I certainly don't think any premium content will be free. It is true that this haooened with the first Xbox, but premium content and this whole emphasis around 'Marketplace' shows that they want to be able to release new premium content on the fly and charge for it. Which I suppose is fine.
Like GRAW Cahpter 2 costs 12,000 MS points. So that is quite expensive, but then its almost like an expansion pack with the amount of content in the pack. I don't think things are overpriced, I think they're well balanced. But I certainly would like to see more free content. Like with GRAW they could have had 1 co-op mission free and that would give gamers a taste and draw them in even more into purchasing the full pack.
I myself have not yet purchased anything on LIVE. I will do eventually. But this is only likely to be for WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2007 and Halo 3 content. (And possibly Gears, depending on how addictive it becomes).
woah that is expensive, 12,000 MS points is over £97!Waynej said:Like GRAW Cahpter 2 costs 12,000 MS points.
Note the word exploiting - whats the betting that Call of duty 3 will only have say 6 multiplayer maps as standard and the rest will be available as 400/800 MS points dloads.Speaking to investors and analysts last week, as reported by GameSpot, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said "approximately USD 1 million" had been generated - something he called "a critical first step in exploiting online revenue potential and extending the shelf life of our games".
Nope Ghost recon2 and summit strike maps were all free, Splinter cell maps were pay and then went free after a few months, counter strike maps went free etc etc.NackNack said:Exploiting just means making use of.
Halo 2 was the only piece of content on the original Xbox that was made free.
I know what you mean... to make $1million out of basically add-on map packs does seem a bit like a rip off, but Activision had to make an excellent game in the first place to create the demand for more maps. You can guarantee that The Outfit didnt make nearly as much money from theyre downloadable content, purely because the game wasnt as nearly as popular.captaineyecatch said:Activision loves you all for buying all those map packs - They made a
$1million so far, keep it up guys.
Note the word exploiting - whats the betting that Call of duty 3 will only have say 6 multiplayer maps as standard and the rest will be available as 400/800 MS points dloads.
I never knew the GR and CS maps you had to pay for originally? Splinter Cell didn't go free for ages then, since I remember them still being £2.99 and me refusing to pay for them.captaineyecatch said:Nope Ghost recon2 and summit strike maps were all free, Splinter cell maps were pay and then went free after a few months, counter strike maps went free etc etc.