: Since the original upload was made private, I am replacing it with a re-uploaded version of it:
Illuminati tiered Pre-ordering: confirmed.
Wasn't there a game that did this kind of thing on Steam before*. Either way eff pre-ordering this, I'll just wait and see if it's good.
*Haha just remembered it was Xcom: Enemy Unknown. It was all 2k's fault that society is now collapsing.
"...and the choice is yours."
OK. I choose NOT to preorder because A. does this tell me anything about the actual game? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
And B. This suff has no baring on the acual game anyways so I will enjoy the real game (assuming its good) with out having to preorder because
C. The things I care about will be available to me weather I preorder the game or not.
Fuck off Square.
Its actually kinda smart, I dunno. If you're the kind of person who will 100% play this game no questions asked, then there's no issue if those people want to pay for their game early. I don't see a problem with giving them options. The 4 days early thing is pretty hilarious, but whatever, its just a thing to drive preorders. Better than most other incentives. Hell, that's the best thing you could possibly give the fans?
Pre-order strech goals has been on steam from time to time for a few years now, this is nothing new. And like all pre-order bonuses it's all useless crap. Peole who want those bonuses will pre-order and thos who don't care wont. This changes nothing. And compared to Ubisofts 10+ different pre-order packages this is pretty tame.
Guys. Guys. Didn't you see?
FOUR. DAYS. EARLY.
#cantkillprogress indeed. Fuck me. Not the worst pre-order model in the world (remember the Watch Dogs chart?), but the aggressiveness of it gives me a bad vibe. "Don't wait for reviews! Get it now! Seriously, do not wait for reviews! Everybody pre-order! Regret later, pre-order now! PRE-ORDER!"
I don't know, just what I'm getting from it. I'm still looking forward to the game.
@voidprod: This isn't tame at all.
E.g. Compare it to that Bioshock Infinite pre-order campaign on Steam:
Here's how it works: if enough people pre-order BioShock Infinite, a free copy of the original BioShock gets unlocked. If that's not enough, a series of exclusive BioShock Infinite-themed items (details below) in Team Fortress 2 will be unlocked if the number of pre-orders reaches the next level. Lastly, Steam will sweeten the pot by unlocking a free copy of X-Com: Enemy Unknown once pre-orders hit that magic number. Of course, this is in addition to the Industrial Revolution pack that you will receive immediate access to just for pre-ordering!
It's on an entirely different level of bullshit.
@hassun: Yeah, that's stuff that's much more likely to push someone to pre-order imo. If I got a free game with my pre-order, I might actually consider it, but this? Nah. This could just as likely drive people to hold off pre-ordering until more tiers are unlocked. This is all fluff without any substance except maybe the mission, but I don't recall a single pre-order mission that's been worth playing in any game.
Is our dystopian nightmare future embedded videos that don't play? What's going on here?
Bahahaha they set it to private.
Edit: Now that the video doesn't work, perhaps the first post should contain some explanation to what went down. For @starvinggamer, the upcoming Deus Ex game had an insane tiered pre-order incentive, with the tiers being unlocked based on a global pre-order goal. The final tier was unlocking the game a whopping 4 days early. Apparently the backlash was enough for them to set the video to private.
Hey will I be able to buy the game when it comes out and will I feel like it has 60 dollars worth of content?
^The only thing you should care about. You're literally mad that they're offering you a thing to get you to do a thing, as if offering you a 60 dollar video game in exchange for 60 dollars is somehow completely different.
@starvinggamer: Are you seriously trying to spin this as an honest for-profit company trying to make an honest buck? Jesus Christ man, there isn't some all-out attack on capitalism happening here. Nor did I say anything about the "END OF VIDEO GAMES".
Either way I have edited the OP with a re-upload of the original trailer.
@hassun: Maybe I'm reading too much in to "dystopian nightmare future" but that sounds like a pretty bleak outlook to me.
Nothing about this indicates it being any different than any other preorder bonus, except this one doesn't have any retailer exclusives which is always annoying. Still not seeing where everything is on fire.
EDIT: Also having the same argument in two different threads makes my brain feel a bit funny.
I strongly suspect that I will buy this game... but square enix. FUCK. RIGHT. OFF. with your anti-consumer 'four days early' bullshit and pre-order tiered rewards. ARGH!
I feel sorry for the developers and how embarrassed they must feel watching marketing and PR fuck up the (well-deserved) good name of the Deus Ex brand with this toxic bullshit.
I didn't say Square was evil did I?, It's just the first time I've seen a pre order campaign go this deep, but I play mainly on consoles so maybe it's more of a thing on PC? Square is free to do whatever they can to get excitement out there for their new product. I personally have no stake in this at all as I just don't believe in paying up front for an unproven product if I can avoid it. I just thought that getting the game 4 days earlier was a pretty silly reward since that's just a shipping date.
The tiers and early release seem kind of stupid, but I think choosing what you want is better than every single retailer and their mother having some sort of exclusive DLC. Obviously it would be better that all of it was just in the base game, but that'll never happen.
"The possibilities are endless" There's like 5 tiers worth of stuff and it sounds like 5 is just unlocking the game so really there is 4 tiers which equals like a handful of possible combinations, endless my ass.
I honestly don't mind the idea behind picking pre-order or collectors edition stuff. But this one missed the mark so bad. I love art books, OSTs are hit and miss for me, so in a world where you don't really have a choice most of the time and it's all or nothing, and it being all makes it more expensive, it wold be kind of cool to go "I want the game, and the art book, and that's it"
But this just reeks of skeezy marketing gimmick bullshitery.
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