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Bulletstorm DLC announced

Bulletstorm DLC announced

Electronic Arts has announced downloadable content for Bulletstorm before the game is released.

Electronic Arts has announced downloadable content packs for Bulletstorm before it has even been released in the UK, detailing a new Gun Sonata pack for the game.

Bulletstorm is released in the US today, but won't hit UK shelves for another three days.

The Gun Sonata pack is due out this Spring and will contain three new maps for Bulletstorm's Anarchy mode, as well as two new maps for the Echo high-score mode. There'll also be two new Leash enhancements; the Flamingo and the Pulp - though we aren't sure what they do yet.

The Gun Sonata pack will cost 800 MS Points on Xbox 360s (£6.85), or £7.99 on PlayStation 3. Electronic Arts has not given a price or further indication of a PC release.

You can check out our Bulletstorm review for more information on the game, which was developed by Painkiller developer People Can Fly.

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bodkin 23rd February 2011, 11:03 Quote
I do not understand why they release certain games at the different times. Surely it must encourage piracy when people read all the reviews ect but cannot buy them.
nukeman8 23rd February 2011, 11:09 Quote
im more concerned about how DLC is being handled, i love it general but it's slowly getting to the point where they will release half a game at full price and then offer the other half as 3 lots of DLC.

FPS are getting bad for it, a few maps and a handful guns on release and then DLC galore for the rest.
mucgoo 23rd February 2011, 11:21 Quote
worrying trend of stripping game content for a dlc
maximus09 23rd February 2011, 12:14 Quote
it will probably only be a couple of quid for PC.
TWeaK 23rd February 2011, 13:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by nukeman8
im more concerned about how DLC is being handled, i love it general but it's slowly getting to the point where they will release half a game at full price and then offer the other half as 3 lots of DLC.

FPS are getting bad for it, a few maps and a handful guns on release and then DLC galore for the rest.

This is true, however I find that if you wait you'll be able to get the game and all its DLC on a sale somewhere down the line at a reasonable price. Might not be ideal, but just because the masses don't vote with their wallets doesn't mean you don't have to.

@maximus09: That's assuming they even release it for PC :P
Woodspoon 23rd February 2011, 14:00 Quote
Moooooooo

Is that the sound of a cash cow being milked?
Selling DLC before the game has fully shipped is just WROOOOOOONG!
Unknownsock 23rd February 2011, 14:03 Quote
To be fair, no one knows how this has been handled or made within the company, the deadline for a finished product could have been 2 months before release? Hence they've had time to come up with new content etc.

People just love to look at the bad side too much.
general22 23rd February 2011, 14:35 Quote
I was considering getting bulletstorm but this kind of blatant cash-grab worries me. What is the point of going out and buying an incomplete game.
Zurechial 23rd February 2011, 16:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by Unknownsock
To be fair, no one knows how this has been handled or made within the company, the deadline for a finished product could have been 2 months before release? Hence they've had time to come up with new content etc.

People just love to look at the bad side too much.

To be honest, I think it's naïve to give publisher scum like EA and Activision the benefit of the doubt when it comes to pricing of content that modders made for fun and for free 5 years ago.
wafflesomd 23rd February 2011, 23:03 Quote
I hope they fix the current graphical issues on the PC version.

Anyone else having trouble with the visuals? Low res textures in some areas, a lot of shadow issues, and 16 bit color glitches.
PQuiff 24th February 2011, 00:02 Quote
This is how DLC should work >

You bought our game, thank you. Now have some free stuff. Maps and guns yeah have them on us. Few months down the line. Oh your still playing? Have some more free stuff.

Then release and expansion that is good, not just some crap that got cut from the game. THEN CHARGE!
niro 24th February 2011, 09:39 Quote
How ridiculous. Announce DLC before a game is even released, it's just basically saying we our giving you a tester product at full price, but dont worry you will get the rest of it at cost.
I'm glad i didn't waste money and pre-order this.

Wasn't so long ago when developers produced maps and such it was for free, that was of couse until Microsoft came along with their console and started the pricing trend for DLC.

Valve are the only respectable games publisher for PC left, they encourage community modding and do not charge for DLC (for PC). Only way these other big name publishers like EA and Craptivision will even consider such things is if people refuse to buy their overpriced badly produced games, but that of couse will not happen, too many people influenced by jazzy marketing.
Phalanx 24th February 2011, 09:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by PQuiff
Then release and expansion that is good, not just some crap that got cut from the game. THEN CHARGE!

Why did I get a mental image of Cliff Bleszinski holding a DVD with "DLC" written on it in his hand with a face of rage whilst sprinting at me screaming "BUY THIS! BUY THIS NOW!"? :D
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