Or you could buy a whole other game.
By Alice Lynton on March 15, 2014 at 10:22 am
Defiance developer Trion Worlds has released its anticipated Gunslinger Trials DLC pack, and sparked something of a scandal with a breathtaking price tag.
One of the updates key features is a new way to earn very powerful weapons, but if you can’t be bothered playing your way through co-op arena challenges to earn these drops, you can just buy the optional Legendary Weapon Kit.
“Game gets DLC” isn’t something we’d normally get especially excited about, but this one really felt worth reporting because of its whopping price tag of 8,000 bits – which works out to about USD$77, apparently.
Some players responded by calling this a pay-to-win scheme, but Trion was having none of it, saying that paid lockboxes have been available from the start – and also that a future update will make it easier to earn high-tier drops through play.
“We continue to evolve each player’s ability to play Defiance how they want. With our fifth DLC we’re creating a way for players to earn a special currency which will allow them to purchase top-tier gear by facing more challenging content, allowing another way for players to mitigate RNG,” the developer said.
“With the Legendary Weapon Kit, we enable players who wish to play with a fully-modded legendary weapon to do so at a premium price. They could acquire similar items through gathering keycodes and faction rep, but this bypasses the significant time and risk involved in that process.”
Source: Blue’s News