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Stuart Breckenridge

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Destiny: The Taken King director defends £40 expansion price tag

Update: Bungie has reversed course and will now sell The Taken King as separate DLC with access to all the exclusive content, without the need to repurchase all content.

“Bungie has defended the full-fat £40 price tag of Destiny’s upcoming major expansion The Taken King, as well as the fact that fans will have to rebuy the base game and its existing two add-ons to access exclusive content in The Taken King’s Collector’s Edition.”

Putting DLC behind a paywall is fair game, but putting exclusive DLC behind a paywall that requires you to rebuy everything you’ve already bought is criminal.

The Q&A in the article is astounding: I’ve never seen a Bungie employee give such poor, arrogant, and dismissive responses.

Eurogamer: Well, yeah. I would rather do that - pay a few pounds or dollars or whatever - than spend money on things I already own.

Luke Smith: [Laughs] Well, we have nothing more to talk about regarding your opportunity to spend extra money in Destiny, other than The Taken King and the three versions we’ve announced.


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