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BioShock 2 DLC detailed

BioShock 2 DLC detailed

BioShock 2's first piece of DLC will expand the multiplayer with new weapon upgrades and suchlike.

2K Games have announced and detailed the first piece of downloadable content for recently released sequel, BioShock 2.

The DLC, which is titled The Sinclair Solutions Test Pack, will be available for 400 MS Points on Xbox 360 and Games For Windows Live - which is about £3.50 GBP or $5.00 USD.

The pack will focus entirely on updating the multiplayer portion of the game, bumping the level cap in multiplayer up to 50 and introducing a bunch of new rank rewards, as well as new characters and customisation options.

The Sinclair Solutions Test Pack looks like it may give those who buy it a gameplay edge as well as some extra bling too. It'll open up a third weapon upgrade for each and every weapon in the game.

This first block of DLC won't be the last either - 2K Games has assured fans that more packs will be coming in the months ahead and that future instalments will expand on the singleplayer campaign too.

That's just as well, since when we took a look at BioShock 2 earlier this month we were mighty disappointed with the multiplayer portion of the game, though maybe the upcoming DLC will fix that when it is released in March. But probably not.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Tyrmot 23rd February 2010, 10:17 Quote
It used to be that when a game was released, it had to be whole and complete.

In the brave new DLC world you have to pay to get the rest of it (or at least what you might call the 'finishing touches') post-launch. Is this progress?
theflatworm 23rd February 2010, 10:47 Quote
Isn't Bioshock 2 just a DLC for Bioshock anyway?
SNIPERMikeUK 23rd February 2010, 11:36 Quote
They should have left this with the first game, and returned to it in a decade or so....
lacuna 23rd February 2010, 11:48 Quote
So in order to keep up with everyone else in multiplayer mode you have to buy this? Thats really bad.
Sleepstreamer 23rd February 2010, 11:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyrmot
It used to be that when a game was released, it had to be whole and complete.

In the brave new DLC world you have to pay to get the rest of it (or at least what you might call the 'finishing touches') post-launch. Is this progress?

I agree.
smc8788 23rd February 2010, 11:55 Quote
The only reason they're releasing this DLC so soon is because the multiplayer mode is so utterly crap no one will be playing it in a month's time.
perplekks45 23rd February 2010, 15:08 Quote
DLC is a joke.

End of story.
Farfalho 23rd February 2010, 16:29 Quote
Although we think DLC is a joke, when's free we're up for it since we've already paid for the game. Now payed-for DLC is rubbish but the fact that most people pay for it like herds, it's enough to keep this rubbish go on
theflatworm 24th February 2010, 01:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farfalho
Although we think DLC is a joke, when's free we're up for it since we've already paid for the game. Now payed-for DLC is rubbish but the fact that most people pay for it like herds, it's enough to keep this rubbish go on

I think it's just more market appealing to pay £4.99 for two hour's worth of content, than £29.99 for 20 hours worth. As long as you don't print the 'hours per £' in really big letters on your ads.
itazura 24th February 2010, 01:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by smc8788
The only reason they're releasing this DLC so soon is because the multiplayer mode is so utterly crap no one will be playing it in a month's time.

true that -- they should have never bothered in the first place.
ZERO <ibis> 24th February 2010, 07:04 Quote
Yea making them all pay more money to enjoy multiplayer will really make them happy...
Unknownsock 24th February 2010, 08:41 Quote
DLC is a good alternative to Expansions imo.
Although not when there released weeks after.
We should get all the current content on the game when released.
perplekks45 24th February 2010, 08:50 Quote
When I was young they released additional content in patches for free or with proper add-ons.
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