One of the most beneficial effects of the new trend to put hard drives into game consoles is that it is now possible to not only patch console games (previously impossible of course) but also to get new content for various games, like new maps, new levels, or even new episodes of a game. Of course the current debate is how much downloadable content for the games should actually cost and that would still take a lot of time before everyone agrees on something.But then there surely be no argument if the downloadable content is offered for free. And this is what most gamers are banking on.
Fortunately, if reports are to be believed, even game companies are on the same page on this one. In the forum of the 3D Realms web site, a representative of the company has said that the new batch of downloadable content for Prey – its sci fi First Person Shooter for the Xbox 360 and the PC – will be made available free of charge.
Based on previous reports, the game developer is at present working on new multiplayer maps and skins but have indicated no firm timetable for when the said content will be made available to gamers, only a cryptic “it will come out when it is done” line is being given to the media and to forums.
Prey was released only last July and has acquired an M rating for Mature. Personally, I wouldn’t mind waiting if the content will be offered for free anyway. I mean, it won’t cost me a penny to wait, right?