AssCreed IV and Watch Dogs PlayStation exclusive content isn't exactly exclusive
Asssassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Watch Dogs' exclusive content for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 aren't exactly exclusive.
We reported last week that both titles will have exclusive content for both PlayStation platforms, but the content will not remain exclusive indefinitely. The 60-minute content will actually be DLC and will remain exclusive for only six months.
Black Flag will feature DLC missions that focus away from Edward Kenway and on Aveline de Grandpre, the first female assassin who was featured in PS Vita's Assassin's Creed III: Liberation. Watch Dogs will contain four exclusive missions for a faction fighting for freedom in the digital age. Completing these missions against a Chicago tech mogul unlocks an exclusive suit for protagonist Aiden Pearce.
The first hint that these packs wouldn't be indefinitely exclusive came from Steam's Black Flag page. It showcases Gold Edition's “Aveline Pack.” This pack will feature “60 minutes of additional gameplay featuring Aveline de Grandpré from Assassin's Creed III Liberation; Unlockable Aveline ship figurehead.”
Ubisoft may choose not to bring the remaining content to other platforms, ensuring some of the content's PlayStation exclusivity. However, Black Flag's Steam page suggests the Aveline Pack is definitely coming to other platforms. It also suggests the Aveline Pack will be available upon release in November.
The timeliness of the exclusive content was outlined in an advertisement for PlayStation 4. The ad boasted that Black Flag “includes 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay only on PS4* - 6 month exclusive.”
Sony said in a prepared statement that exclusive content is coming to PlayStation because of the company's strong partnership with Ubisoft.
Black Flag will release for Playstation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 on Oct. 31. The Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC versions will release on different days in November. Watch Dogs will release in spring 2014 for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Windows PC, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
I asked you g1s last week if you would be grabbing a PlayStation copy of these games for the content. Does this news change your decision?
No different then the exclusive DLC for COD on Xbox one ... but at least MS called it "timed exclusive" instead of trying to pass it off as the real thing. In fact the black flag add I saw said simply "play 60 minutes of extra content only on PS3" ... that seems very misleading now given this new information.
No she wouldn't exist. She was born after the time of Kenway, That's why she was able to meet up with Connor in Liberation.
Its a shitty but good idea. People won't wait 6 months just to get the not-anymore exclusive DLC. Might as well just make it timed instead of actual exclusive. Would definitely cost less on Sony's part.
timed exclusives are shitty no matter which side is doing it.
lol asscreed. Everybody should get the same content regardless of what platform they choose to buy and play it on.
Well I guess now Xbox fans have a retort when PS fans make fun of them for Titanfall being a timed exclusive...
I'm with you.
"Black Flag will feature DLC missions that focus away from Edward Kenway and on Aveline de Grandpre, the first female assassin who was featured in PS Vita's Assassin's Creed III: Liberation."
Wait, what? When does Black Flag take place? Shouldn't she be dead?
Pfft. I almost never buy games within 6 months of release. They don't cost $15 by then.
Last i checked. Most exclusives are timed exclusives.
THIS IS NEWS. THANKS