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.
Check it out and see what you think: