If there’s one thing that I’m apprehensive about with the upcoming console generation, it’s games that will cross over platforms in that grey area between the two generations.
There’s going to be a handful of titles that will release on both current gen consoles as well as next-gen platforms, and many of those games will have DLC. Will we have to buy those games twice?
Will we have to re-purchase DLC that we’ve already paid for? How will this grey period affect us gamers and the games that we love so much. Well, in lieu of some other disappointing news, Microsoft have announced that season passes will carry over from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One.
A number of participating titles will give you a season pass on both consoles, for just the price of one. So if you enjoy a game and want more of it, buying a season pass will future proof you across two different generations.
If you intend to buy the season pass with the game, for multiplayer juggernauts with planned DLC such as Call of Duty: Ghosts or Battlefield 4, and you intend to upgrade to a next-generation console at some point, then you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth when you buy a season pass.
Season passes are a big deal to both gamers and the companies peddling the software.
For gamers who are interested in a game, want more of it, and want to continue supporting the developer and/or publisher, then season passes represent everything that you want, with value on top of it.
For the publishers and developers, it represents a cash injection that all companies are always chasing. Be wary though, as a season pass is a bit of a gamble. The downloadable content isn’t guaranteed to be as good as the original game in every case.