Eurogamer has confirmed that the Xbox 360 exclusive DLC is a timed exclusive. So, feel free to buy on whatever platform you like, so long as you don’t mind waiting a bit. Boink.
The forthcoming XCOM prequel, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, will have pre- and post-launch DLC, says publisher 2K Games. As to what form the DLC will take after the game launches, well, that’s a bit of a mystery. But we do know that there will be more than one DLC offering, since 2K has announced that the FIRST DLC pack “will be available exclusively to Xbox 360 players.”
Now, there’s a little confusion on that point. Eurogamer’s Twitter account posted this less than an hour ago:
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified DLC that's exclusive to Xbox 360 is, 2K told me, only a 30-day timed exclusive: http://t.co/FNVYZqb52H
— Eurogamer.net (@eurogamer) June 19, 2013
So…is it a timed exclusive? Or will the DLC begin as an Xbox exclusive and stay that way? It’s kind of an important detail.
Anyway, pre-ordering the game will get gamers a DLC side-mission called “Codebreakers,” so if you are definitely going to get this game, and want to get all the content you can get, pre-ordering is definitely a good way to go. Additionally, pre-ordering through GameStop provides players with the “light plasma pistol” as an exclusive in-game item. I can say with confidence having played XCOM: Enemy Unknown—plasma pistols are PRETTY GREAT. So that’s not a bad way to go with things.
Personally, I’m really, really considering this game. Hard. I really want it. But I’m just so scared that the long years of development and its many reboots along the way may not work in its benefit…
I’m cautiously optimistic, though. The Bureau drops on August 23 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
[Via 2K Games]