Bungie, a studio who’s releases were once synonymous with Microsoft and Xbox, has now partnered with Activision and Playstation to seemingly alienate or even punish those who purchased Destiny on Xbox One or Xbox 360.
Initially PS4 owners were granted access to exclusive content with their version of the game, which may not be entirely fair to consumers, but isn’t a new concept with multi-platform releases. Many people were slightly annoyed with Bungie’s clear favoritism towards Sony, but their latest announcement regarding the first expansion to the game is just downright unacceptable. The Dark Below, which is scheduled to release on all platforms December 9th (Hey, that’s my birthday!) for $20 will include new story missions, new Crucible maps, two new strikes and a new raid, but folks on Xbox are paying the same for much less.
The Dark Below will have one less strike on Xbox 360 and Xbox One than it’s Playstation counterparts, bringing the total number of strikes available on Xbox platforms to 6 compared to the 8 for Sony fans. Bungie was generous enough to reveal that the missing strike will become available for Xbox owners in Fall of 2015. That’s right guys, you’ll be waiting a year to play a strike you’ve already paid for.
For a company trying to establish and expand a brand new MMO, they are doing a horrific job. If you own the Xbox One or Xbox 360 versions of Destiny, DO NOT waste any money on these expansions. Purchasing this limited content will just prove to Bungie and Activision that it’s fine to screw over a large percentage of it’s fan base. Don’t let this company get away with selling an incomplete product AND incomplete expansions. It’s your duty as the consumer to let these companies know what is and isn’t acceptable.
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Exclusive content isn’t anything new, but to offer more content for the same price because you bought in to Bungie’s favorite console? Fuck that. I had a horrendous experience on the PS4 with staying connected to the Bungie servers and ended up selling the game, but I was recently considering picking it up on Xbox One to see if it fared any better. Knowing that Bungie is holding back content from Xbox owners though.. that’s not going to happen. There’s no way I’m supporting that.
Not cool. I don’t really want to support Bungie at all then.
I feel the same way, honestly. As lame as it can be sometimes, I don’t really mind console exclusives when it’s silly stuff like extra costumes or even a few missions, but this is an expansion pack for a “MMO.”
Shoe’s on the other foot, now. Remember when Fallout DLC didn’t come out for non-XBox platforms until nearly a year later?
Please, somebody delete this. I did not mean to double-post.
That was quite annoying for Playstation fans. Part of that was due to coding issues on Playstation. I would rather wait a year to buy the expansion, then buy it immediately and not get all the content.
and when it finally did come out, it was buggy as hell
Wasn’t that disclosed in advance though? Here we have a swarm of Xbox 360 and Xbox One Destiny players who have already shelled out cash for the game’s season pass, only to later be informed that they’ll be getting less content than the Playstation version of the same expansion that’s being sold for the same price.
I don’t want to come off like I’m defending the Fallout issue. I played it on PS3 and I was plenty pissed that I missed out on that DLC.
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These childish lines in the sand are super irritating. My wife got me an Xbox one last year due to the idea of it being a media center instead of just a “console” and while I choose PC 75% of the time when playing, I’d love my other 25% to be enjoyable as well.
Things need to change sooner than later!!