Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass Announced - Will Cost Almost As Much As The Game

Written by Ed SW on Thu, Nov 3, 2016 9:30 AM
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So Ubisoft has just released a trailer that has given an in depth walk through of all five parts of DLC that one can expect with a season pass for Watch Dogs 2. Weird timing some might say for a game that isn’t even released for almost another two weeks, set to come to a platform near you on November 15th.

If you’ve been around for any length of time in the modern gaming community, you probably know of the gamble that is buying a season pass. “Hey we’re going to make a load of cool stuff for this game, why don’t you save some money and buy them all now before we’ve made them?” says the developer, “Sure I’ll bite, that sounds like a great idea” you retort, unaware of the contractual gamble you’ve just signed with usually no idea of what you’ve actually parted with money for. What happens if they don’t deliver on valuable content and it’s just a collection of really expensive horse armour? Well as the Yiddish fox said to the arse of a turtle, tough tuchus.

With that in mind, having a look at the trailer we can’t say we’re massively impressed on the apparent amount of content that they’re charging pretty much the retail price of the actual game for, at $39.99. At least they’re telling us what’s in store for the season pass holders, something that’s a rarity, but it seems weird that they’re describing a collection of content that would likely disappoint if one actually waited to see what they would get.

The list of DLC is as follows if you don’t want to watch the trailer:

• T-Bone Content Bundle: Players will get T-Bone’s truck and outfit, and discover Mayhem, a new co-op difficulty level (Available on December 13th on PlayStation 4).

• Human Conditions: Several hours of additional mission content in three new world stories, players will also experience new elite co-op missions (Available Spring 2017).

• No Compromise: Players will experience an all-new world story which puts Marcus in the crosshairs of the Russian mafia. Also includes a new co-op mode: Showd0wn (Available Spring 2017).

• Psychedelic Pack: Customise Marcus’ outfit, weapon, drone and car (Available on Day One).

• Root Access Bundle: Includes full sets of outfits, new cars, a drone skin and a new weapon, as well as the Zodiac Killer mission. (Available this Winter).

Obviously we can’t be sure what these DLCs will hold, but the fact that three hours of extra gameplay was emphasized so much on some parts of the trailer and, well, not so much on other parts and there seemingly being a lot of added vehicles and skins, makes us a touch suspicious. All you have to do is compare to say Undead Nightmare for the original Red Dead Redemption to gauge a comparison of what DLC could be.

So to conclude we’re a bit apprehensive about this one, but then again we’ve been wrong before and there have been some great season passes previously, so we’ll just have to wait and see if we’re being too cutting.

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21:14 Nov-04-2016

Wonder if theyre gonna have the balls to add ****ing microtransactions on top of that.

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22:14 Nov-04-2016

Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest. The gall this publisher has displayed over the years is staggering.

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14:30 Nov-04-2016

they should learn from CDproject red nice content with reasonable price point

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16:38 Nov-04-2016

I was hoping to see a post bringing that up. Blood and Wine and Hearts of Stone were priced very fairly and provided more content than most full-priced releases. I thoroughly enjoyed them both.

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08:44 Nov-04-2016

They have basically locked one third of the game's already done content under a DLC wall, because I doubt they are still in development (a difficulty level, for example). Screw you Ubisoft, you rats!

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08:13 Nov-04-2016

No Pre-Orders and Season passes, shove it up your arses. I want good games, you greedy "WATCH DOGS"

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04:56 Nov-04-2016

These greedy company's know one simple fact in gaming, majority is all that matters. THIS CAN CHANGE LITERALLY OVERNIGHT but for that to happen an individual needs to have a sincere moment of truth and do the right thing.


lol and people wonder why so many hate drm... its cuz of greedy cr4p like this, its all a scam, always was and always will be until its irradiated !!!

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04:56 Nov-04-2016

Nintendo 64 games cost $49.99 in 1996. Today, adjusted to inflation it would be 76.94 dollars. That is £69.35. Still, $60 is too much for a season pass, even accounting for inflation for what games should cost.

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13:07 Nov-03-2016

Compare the quality of Ubi's DLC to other games like the Witcher 3 & Darksouls 2 & 3, it's nowhere near the same quality, but they're asking for $60+ lol:D

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13:00 Nov-03-2016

This DLC bull**** needs to stop!

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20:56 Nov-03-2016

Making a huge AAA game requires a lot of money and the developers can't just rely on the 60 price tag. It's understandable BUT the DLC has to be good, not a petty try to make money for little effort.

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05:00 Nov-04-2016

Even though I agree, on a business stand point, DLC is a goldmine. Because its developed almost at the same time as the game using the money from the main game development...when it comes time to put out DLC...its borderline 100% profit for them. Wish it would stop and just be used in the actual main game where it belongs but really doubt its gonna stop :/

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10:53 Nov-03-2016

lol scam and lure pay more $$$ WTF!!!

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10:45 Nov-03-2016

hahaha I feel sorry for the idiots who buy this...

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10:04 Nov-03-2016

I have NEVER purchased any season pass in my life (not even for witcher 3, i just got the 2 expansions separately after launch) and I feel terribly sorry for people that fall for this scam system for content that should be included in the base game to begin with unless it is some expansion that comes at a later time

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10:06 Nov-03-2016

Because this is clearly a scam, the games aren't out yet but the season pass is ready to go right? WRONG, it will only contain crap cosmetics that are cut from the base game
This is going out of hand, season passes cost 39.99 and 49.99 Euros that is INSANE

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10:07 Nov-03-2016

For my final words I might sound a little ''troll-like'' or ''hater'' but trust me I am not any of those
I feel that these scam practices are present because console kids (I am not being sarcastic with ''kids'') eat up every DLC and season pass there is.

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11:09 Nov-03-2016

I'm sure there's a good percentage of PC gamers who are guilty of this as well. Suggesting that this is caused solely by console gamers reaks of elitism.

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11:12 Nov-03-2016

But yet when publishers brag about how much money they make they brag about console sold copies, because pc master race aside, console players outnumber us by a LOT, and as for we being guilty about this...tell me how many pc gamers u know that buy EACH CoD gold edition? I know nobody

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11:17 Nov-03-2016

I dont know anyone, but that doesnt mean that there arent, which even statistically speaking would be unlikely. Right now I dont see any monkeys, so there must not be any monkeys on this planet (makes sense right?)

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11:54 Nov-03-2016

Uhm the ''I don't see it now so it don't exist'' cannot be applied in this context buddy
My point still stands, console people outnumber us probably 8 to 1 and they tend to play CoD, we tend to play CS (and are blamed for steam market issues, then yeah)

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12:52 Nov-03-2016

I fail to see how that cannot be applied here. It's funny that you mention CS though. That is as much a cash-grabbing **** show as WD2 is shaping up to be. Anywoo, I'll leave you be with all your anecdotal evidence.

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12:59 Nov-03-2016

No your are not ''leaving me me'' u are just leaving the argument that u lost by trying to add some wooshi wooshi words hoping to sound smart, and yes CS is a cash grab machine nobody said it wasn't. Bye *wave

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13:12 Nov-03-2016

There are some retarded adult gamers buying into this season pass bs as well, even my nephew called some guy an idiot for buying into this crap, and he's 8.

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10:57 Nov-03-2016

Isn't paying for 2 TW3 DLCs separately actually costs more than buying the season pass?

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10:00 Nov-03-2016

Why are season passes introduced before the release of the games?!

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11:37 Nov-03-2016

That is what I think everytime when I see such titles...

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11:48 Nov-03-2016

It's either they already have a lot of contents that they want to add but cannot because it's still in the working or the release date is near, OR they cut out the some of the game and sells it as DLC.

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