I don’t know anything about business but I know that if you’re not disrupting, you’re bankrupting. This isn’t 2014, grandma. Here in 2015, we’ve disrupted the economic paradigm with an innovative shareconomy. Just the other day, I used the app Walk A Mile to rent my shoes to someone who wanted a smarter pair for a business lunch.
So yeah, you might be used to DLC and DLC season passes becoming cheaper over time, but pssh! We can disrupt that. Get this: the Dying Light [official site] DLC season pass’s price is about to go up from $20 to $30. Its makers say the upcoming expansion included with it, The Following, has grown big enough to warrant a higher price.
If you’ve already bought the season pass, don’t sweat it: you’ve got it, it’s yours, you’ll get The Following too. If not, you’ve got until December 8th to buy the pass for $19.99. Come the 8th, the price will go up to $29.99. Well, unless you wait for it to go on sale. Assuming sales don’t push it up to $39.99 or something.
The official explanation says:
“Over the past weeks Dying Light: The Following has almost reached its final stage: main quests, side quests, new skills, and driving challenges are ready. We now are moving into the polishing period. Looking at it, it’s clear how big the expansion pack has grown – it could be a stand-alone title, but since it would mean a launch delay, we decided against it.
“Due to the increased scale of the project, we needed to revise the pricing that we announced back in August, and so we want to let you know that Dying Light: The Following will be priced at $19.99.”
The expansion was only meant to cost $14.99 originally, so I’m not sure where the other five dollars of the season pass’s higher price are coming from. Disruption, yeah?
The Following is due in early 2016. It does sound pretty substantial, mind, going down on a new rural map about the size of the main game’s world and letting you roll around in customisable murdercars. Adam had a very quick play and dug it.
I tend not to buy DLC season passes upfront because: 1) I don’t know if the DLC will be any good; 2) by the time all the DLC is out and I do know what it’s like, the pass will probably be cheaper anyway. Shows how much I know. Get with the times, grandma.