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Mechromancer DLC Pricing

The Gearbox Software Website has details on the Mechromancer DLC that's due on October 16th for Borderlands 2, their role-playing shooter sequel that's due for release in a couple of weeks. This includes word that the Mechromancer's name is Gaige, an image of her Mechromancing that notes the pack is a free bonus for preorders, and word on the price of the DLC for those who fail to take advantage of the preorder bonus, saying the add-on can also be purchased for $9.99/800 MS Points.

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27. Re: Mechromancer DLC Pricing Sep 12, 2012, 04:00 durandal
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 13:49:
finga wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 13:45:
You know, it's not a problem on PC, but Gearbox might have a tough time on Xbox 360 with this DLC. As you probably know, Microsoft doesn't allow the user to download DLC content they don't own, even if it's content that's visual-only - to properly display players that DO own it. Additionally, title updates are not allowed to add significant amounts of game data. So what happens when a player using the Mechromancer joins the game of someone who doesn't own the DLC?

Are they going to have to separate players that do own DLC from those who do not? What happens when you want to join your friends and they don't have it? Sorry sir, they need to buy a thing just so they can properly see a couple of models (Gaige and Deathtrap) and skins?

Unless the Mechromancer textures and models are already on the disc (and it's the gameplay tweaking and skill point adjustments they've been working on the last few weeks)... but people will still likely complain about on-disc DLC, even if there's just no other real way to do it.

I think the textures and models are likely already included in the game files. And people who don't understand game development will freak out.

Mechromancer is almost definitely on the disc and therefore will be part of everyone's game.

It's not true DLC, it's day one DLC made to generate revenues from people buying used. Sure, you can buy used, but you need to pay the dev an additional $10 to get the full version you would have had if you bought new.

I doubt it's on the disc. This is not a Day 1 DLC; they stated that they haven't finished the character yet, and that they started working on it after the main game was finished. The game has gone gold roughly a month ago. Considering a few weeks of certification phase, the product was complete even before that.

I remember reading an interview article a few weeks ago saying they were still undecided what to make of this character class. Heck, there weren't even the the character model until recently. (just a rough sketch)

If it were a Day 1 DLC, they could have provided the more detailed information with at least the character model at the first announcement. That way they could have attracted more people for their pre-order deal.
 
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