Microsoft has made it a three-for-three! The Xbox One isn’t out yet, but now every single one of its high profile launch games has been announced to have a Season Pass. First, Forza was given a Car Pass, then Dead Rising 3 was confirmed to be getting pre-purchased extra content. Now it’s Ryse: Son of Rome’s turn to try and tempt you to cough up extra.
For just $20 on top of your already $60 game, you’ll be able to get the following, says Microsoft.
- Four add-on packs which contain a total of 14 multiplayer maps, a brand-new mode , six player skins, new level events, and access to a new tier of weapons and armor
- An in-game sword and shield with bonus attributes for use in multiplayer that are exclusive to the Season Pass
According to Microsoft’s Xbox wire, that actually presents a significant saving, because it’s 25% less than what you’d pay if you were to buy each of the add-on packs on their own.
I hate season passes; you end up buying a bunch of add-on content sight unseen, with no idea how good they might end up being. Why would you pre-buy DLC? The only game I bought a season pass for was Borderlands 2 and though I ended up enjoying that game’s DLC, only two of the four expansions were what I’d consider “good” – so It’s a mistake I’ll never make again. Thankfully, while Season Passes seem to still be all the rage, online passes seem to be going the way of the dodo.
While this news was announced in the hope that it’ll get something within your nether regions to Ryse, the only thing I’m seeing Ryse is the cost of the full game.
Last Updated: November 4, 2013