Giant Bomb News

32 Comments

Tron: Evolution: The Video Game Will Launch With DLC

Ha! Now you wouldn't dare buy the game used!

EA isn't the only publisher offering launch day DLC this season. Disney Interactive Studios has announced new plans to offer special day-one DLC vouchers for Tron: Evolution: The Video Game in a move that might help curb used sales or piracy, provided the content is sweet enough.

That, however, is something we can't gauge at the moment. What we do know is that it will be composed of two multiplayer maps ("Codestream Nexus" and "User's Plaza," according to Big Download) and will contain a skin of protagonist Sam Flynn for use in multiplayer games.

In other Tron: Evolutio news, it appears as if a bunch of Tron avatar gear will be hitting Xbox Live Marketplace in the very near future. Joystiq reports that both clothing and props will be offered alongside a flashy new premium theme on Thanksgiving day, November 25. Above is just a taste of what you can give to your little guy, if you so choose.
32 Comments
Posted by BradNicholson
EA isn't the only publisher offering launch day DLC this season. Disney Interactive Studios has announced new plans to offer special day-one DLC vouchers for Tron: Evolution: The Video Game in a move that might help curb used sales or piracy, provided the content is sweet enough.

That, however, is something we can't gauge at the moment. What we do know is that it will be composed of two multiplayer maps ("Codestream Nexus" and "User's Plaza," according to Big Download) and will contain a skin of protagonist Sam Flynn for use in multiplayer games.

In other Tron: Evolutio news, it appears as if a bunch of Tron avatar gear will be hitting Xbox Live Marketplace in the very near future. Joystiq reports that both clothing and props will be offered alongside a flashy new premium theme on Thanksgiving day, November 25. Above is just a taste of what you can give to your little guy, if you so choose.
Edited by Vasta_Narada

QUEST?!

Edit: Yes! I was completely indifferent to if I never got the chance to do it, but hey--if the opportunity arises!


As for the story, launching with DLC sucks, whether it's to negate used game sales or not. I don't expect this game to be all that amazing, but this is a gateway into every game being like this. Argh!

Posted by PooffBallzZzZ

Hmmm Tricky
Posted by chikin_n_rofls

so close, yet so far away...

Posted by Hector

Buying both the theme and the probably ANON's clothing tommorow.

Online
Posted by endaround

Wouldn't that be Tron: Evolution: The Video Game:Pre-Owned Edition?

Posted by Claude
@endaround said:
" Wouldn't that be Tron: Evolution: The Video Game:Pre-Owned Edition? "
That was a good one. Made me laugh.
Posted by Cybexx

Still going to rent this.

Posted by buft

Tron looks kinda boring, but im definetly willing to give it the benefit of the doubt until i get my hands on it. Ive been surprised by disney before.

Posted by SigmaCloud

Still really on the fence about this game, but still looks good from what I've seen.

Posted by JustinSane311

I want to know more about zzhe multiplayer

Posted by tourgen

you know what, going to rent this game now instead of buy.

Posted by LordCmdrStryker

I'd rather they do this or the Mass Effect 2 thing rather than the EA Online Pass thing.  That thing is bullshit.

Posted by Arkanti

Eh I thought that avatar was a Quarian from Mass Effect.

Posted by paulunga
@Arkanti said:
" Eh I thought that avatar was a Quarian from Mass Effect. "
You say that as if that's a bad thing.
Posted by Arkanti
@paulunga: 
It is if it's meant to be an original design for the Tron game.
Edited by ProfessorEss

Hmmm, guess I'll have to... oh no wait, still passing on this one.
 
The quicklook pretty much solidified what I already thought of this game. I'll have to hear A LOT of good things about it to put it back into consideration.

Posted by umdesch4

Only way I'd be likely to buy this game is if there was any chance of winning a contest that resulted in Daft Punk...playing in my house.

Posted by newjackcity

Olive Wilde better be worth it

Posted by sizu
@umdesch4 said:
" Only way I'd be likely to buy this game is if there was any chance of winning a contest that resulted in Daft Punk...playing in my house. "
I see what you did there.  LCD Soundsystem...damn fine.
Posted by MrMyxo

i can tell day one dlc don't stop piracy. some of it is possible to buy and  if it is multiplay i don't play it so mach any way. 
 
can be a good game but dlc for me.... no nott buy anything for it, disk is good for me

Posted by Jeffsekai

This game is going to suck.

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Drat! My plans to purchase this game the week after launch used for $55 from Gamestop has been foiled!

Posted by emem
@ProfessorEss said:
" Hmmm, guess I'll have to... oh no wait, still passing on this one.  The quicklook pretty much solidified what I already thought of this game. I'll have to hear A LOT of good things about it to put it back into consideration. "
I wouldn't expect to hear any good things about this game at all, to be honest. Oh my, I always feel kinda sorry for the producers of games like this one.. 
Posted by DragonBloodthirsty

Don't they get that, when we buy a game used, the cost is effectively split across two people?  There's some value for the first user, and then some for the second?  That gaming is good because it's a relatively efficient form of entertainment?

Posted by Jayzilla

that game will be borderline at best and will still sell 3 million copies. the MP will be dead in two months and the game will still spawn 2 sequels based on the sales of the first game. this happens with EVERY game that is a movie tie-in of a franchise that is popular. 

Posted by BitterAlmond

How would launch-day DLC hamper piracy? The DLC will just be packaged along with the pirated copy of the game. 
 
More likely, it's a push to maximize launch-day sales -- offer the launch-day people a voucher for DLC to get the procrastinators and people who don't care enough to normally buy specifically on launch day off their asses and in the store right away to save a few bucks on DLC they'd otherwise have to pay for. 
 
By the way, launching a game with extra content available for extra money already available on day 1 is unforgivable. Companies squeezing money out of their customers like this only fuels piracy.

Posted by Brackynews
@BitterAlmond said:

By the way, launching a game with extra content available for extra money already available on day 1 is unforgivable. Companies squeezing money out of their customers like this only fuels piracy. 

It's not unforgivable, because it continues to work, and there is no requirement for anyone to spend the extra money.  The game should feel complete without extra content; if it doesn't that's a design fault.  Spite-Piracy as you are describing is what I call unforgivable, because of how childish it is.  If someone is upset enough to not give their money, all of that holier-than-thou attitude goes down the toilet once they decide to touch the game at all.  I can get behind a boycott, like people who decide they won't play an Activision game as objection to business practices, but "sticking it to the man" by playing a VIDEO GAME for free is fucking moronic. Kids these days don't even know how to fight the power.
Posted by CouncilSpectre

Finished it on hard.  It was ok.  Sort of a poorman's cross between spider-man and and assassins creed.

Posted by MadExponent
@umdesch4 said:
"Only way I'd be likely to buy this game is if there was any chance of winning a contest that resulted in Daft Punk...playing in my house. "

Yes sir.
Edited by MythDarK
@BitterAlmond said:

" How would launch-day DLC hamper piracy? The DLC will just be packaged along with the pirated copy of the game.  More likely, it's a push to maximize launch-day sales -- offer the launch-day people a voucher for DLC to get the procrastinators and people who don't care enough to normally buy specifically on launch day off their asses and in the store right away to save a few bucks on DLC they'd otherwise have to pay for.  By the way, launching a game with extra content available for extra money already available on day 1 is unforgivable. Companies squeezing money out of their customers like this only fuels piracy. "

As a matter of fact, most DLC do have XBL restricted DRM which means it can't be accessed without the rights to do so. Sure, there's something called a J-tag-xbox which can nullify the DRM, but they are far from common to get your hands on. So day one DLC is a way to prevent people from only downloading the game. Though you could also just download the core game, and then only buy the DLC and transfer it to a non-j-tag-modified console.