Watch Dogs will have a DLC season pass with new single-player story

Watch Dogs

By on April 30, 2014 at 1:14 pm

These stories practically write themselves, since nearly every major release from a AAA publisher in this day and age has to have one, but here you go: Watch Dogs will have a DLC season pass. The details are:

  • New single-player story featuring T-Bone, a “brilliant but eccentric hacker who lives by his own rules” (come on, really)
  • A new game mode called “Conspiracy!” where  you “hunt down cyborgs in this mind-bending alternate game universe”
  • Extra weapons, missions and outfits for the regular single-player game
  • One week of early access to all add-on content
  • A 25% saving over individual purchases

The season pass will cost you $19.99, and you can currently pre-order it now on Steam (but not on Uplay, curiously).

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Ugh.
I guess I should be thankful that I’m not completely overly excited or hanging out for this one like most people are, and have my excited eyes on other releases instead this year.
Guess I’ll pick up the GOTY version in 2015.

 

Hey Tim!
Daylight launches today maybe you wanna do a little article on it, its the first UT4 powered game released, and a procedurally generated horror

 

It’s in the queue! And we are already playing it, look out for some vid later this week :)

 

SWEET YOU CAN PLAY AS T-BONE!!- Oh, wait, the game isn’t out yet and I have no idea who that is. Great selling point.

Also, looks gut wrenchingly terrible. People are cyborgs now? Jesus.

 

Tim Colwill: It’s in the queue! And we are already playing it, look out for some vid later this week :)

Please tell me you aren’t playing it during the day… ;)

 

texelate,

lol, spot on.

I was excited for this game, I’m not now though. Fuck season passes.

 

I walked into EB during my lunch break, looked at the CE of Watchdogs, then thought to myself, “You know what, I’ll just wait for the reviews first” and walked away.

I have been cured.

 

I’m torn. I’m getting sick of DLC but I’m not at the same time. I’m confused.

 

Man if only you could wait for reviews, and then buy and enjoy the base game, before worrying about DLC at all. What a world it’d be to enjoy a game like that!

EDIT: To make it super obvious, the existence of DLC done properly, shouldn’t impact your enjoyment of the game in the slightest. So if this DLC is all extra on top of a complete experience, then golly, maybe it’s not actually satan and hitlers love child

 

Sadly re:reviews some reviewers are not going to like this game and others are going to love it… just look at the IGN preview review done and the guy doing it just comes off as a total hipster jackass in the way he is speaking…It’s as if he went into it with a bad attitude.

From what little I have seen this looks like a fun game…just think about it, combining Assassins Creed with Red Dead Redemption… I know alot of people are comparing it to GTA and I can see why but story wise it appears to be more in common with RDD…

And lets face it guys, replayability isn’t really what alot of people are after these days particularly with games coming out in series format annually (or every few years)… chances are by the time you finish this game to completionist levels the next Big game you want will be out… just look at how packed October is with Batman, Dragon Age, and a few others…

T-Bone looks like an interesting character, particularly if you have been following the updates on the forums and the BetaDemoed game play…Oh would you have prefered to play the Fixer Jordi Chin… I wouldn’t mind a playable campaign as Clara Lille.

 

replay ability isn’t an important factor anymore? No wonder the gaming industry is fucked.

 

kinkykel,

how often do you go back and play through your entire collection??

 

kinkykel,

Replayability exists, just in a cheap lazy form called ‘achievements’ and ‘collect meaningless hidden items’. There was a time when a game was worth replaying because it was just plain fucking awesome and you wanted to experience the storyline/gameplay again and again.

 

makena,

I think the gripe people are having is that games are having DLC announced before the game is even released.

On that point, I agree with them.

 
Nasty Wet Smear

makena:
Man if only you could wait for reviews, and then buy and enjoy the base game, before worrying about DLC at all. What a world it’d be to enjoy a game like that!

EDIT: To make it super obvious, the existence of DLC done properly, shouldn’t impact your enjoyment of the game in the slightest. So if this DLC is all extra on top of a complete experience, then golly, maybe it’s not actually satan and hitlers love child

I played Castlevannia Lords Of Shadow based on the fact that reviews told me it was fun and put the link together about the Belmonts and Dracula.

However, that link was a cut scene after the credits that was totally unexplained, and the answer to the 10,000 questions was a DLC you had to buy that lasted around 20 mins, was terrible and the answers were just rushed and awful.

Thankfully, I got the whole thing with all DLC for $30. :) So they can go f*** themselves. Short version of the story? Yes, DLC does impact your gaming experience. Game makers should be fighting for your money, not chopping their games up to charge you more then full price for a finished product.

 

lexxbomb,

Not all of it, but quite a lot I go back through. Anno 2070 is always installed as is Civ 5. I regularly install Skyrim, company of heroes, starcraft 2, warcraft 3, mass effect 1,2 & 3, dragon age 1 & 2 .. hell they’re the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

If the Age of Mythology HD is any good that wont leave my PC either. Soo can’t wait for it.

 

ralphwiggum:
I walked into EB during my lunch break, looked at the CE of Watchdogs, then thought to myself, “You know what, I’ll just wait for the reviews first” and walked away.

I have been cured.

I thought I was cured but couldn’t pass up a regular edition at $45 (from online/overseas obviously).

One day.

 

These comments have a lot more negativity than I was expecting. You people need to get on board the hype train with everyone else.

The extra missions in the season pass seem to be the pre-order bonus missions you can get from various vendors/versions of the game. Making it all not quite so enticing for people who’re already getting a version of the game beyond standard.

 

PalZer0:

I think the gripe people are having is that games are having DLC announced before the game is even released.

On that point, I agree with them.

So I guess script writers, 3d modelers, mappers etc should literally do nothing till the game is out. If they’re working on something, no harm in announcing it. People seem to mistakenly reach the conclusion that announcing it before release means it should be included at release, which is rather silly. It’s not remotely hard to comprehend how they can start work on it before release but not be able to finish it.

 

If developers were clever they’d wait until maybe a month after the game was released and then start the “we’re releasing this DLC here soon” sort of thing. A few different reasons this is a good idea:
1. By delaying announcement the usual day 1 DLC backlash doesn’t kick in
2. It would give more time for the devs to add nice cool stuff to the DLC and polish it to a nice T
3. It gives more time for devs to Q&A the original game on release date to fix bugs and stuff slipped through the cracks the first time

Does it mean everybody sits around and does nothing until the game is out? Of course not, they can start work on DLC as soon as they like. (preferably after the main game is finished of course) It just means delaying announcing it officially. Maybe hint there will be DLC but no names or details.

That’s my thinking anyhow.

 
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