I love how the gaming industry is in a phase where it can sell people on a promise. That’s why we’ve got pre-orders with numerous baiting techniques to lure us in, and of course, DLC. Most DLC is a one-off affair of new looks and gear, with the occasional biiger piece of story thrown in for good measure. Joining the club this week in the land of “we promise that it’ll be rad!”, is Irrational Game’s Bioshock Infinite. And yes, using Elizabeth and those big blue eyes to sell the extra content is a bastard genius move.
Publisher 2K Games announced to VG247 that the 1600 MS Points/ £15.99 cost for the season pass would be on sale from March 26, and will include three add-on packs. Of course buying the pass nets you a discount, as each DLC pack on their own will be in the 800 MS points range after release. Eager adopters also get the benefit of grabbing the Early Bird special pack with the pass, that throws some extra exclusive gear.
Such in-game items includes a machine gun damage upgrade, a pistol damage upgrade, a gold skin for both weapons and five Infusion bottles that can improve Booker’s health, defence or Vigor power. Sounds pretty decent, and with Levine mentioning that they’ve trimmed quite a few hours of gameplay and story from the final game, it could be something rather substantial.
But you’d have to take their word on that. Or you could just be patient and wait for the GOTY edition to be announced. Unlike Geoff who is most likely already drooling for this game and season pass.