Kotaku posted an article today about the Resistance MP Map pack coming online tomorrow and, predictably, whined about the price:
“This news, not so hot, as they’re going to cost you USD$7.99. For two maps. Give Sony credit, they’re learning some of Microsoft’s online tricks quicker than others.”
Now maybe it’s just because I worked on the maps, and I know how large they are and how much they cost to make. Maybe I just have a low opinion about what $8 can buy you. Shit, I have more than $8 sitting in the coin tray in my fucking car!
At this point, I think people are just pissed about paying anything at all. Fuck, I’d like to get everything for free, too — but that’s not how it works.
I worried for months before I left Insomniac that Sony was going to charge like $15 for these, given how much they cost to make. When I saw the $8 price tag, I jumped for joy. Finally, a reasonable price for downloadable content, I thought. You get two gigantic maps (of which only four shipped in the RETAIL game) that break down into all manner of smaller maps, as well as all the content that they’ve been giving for FREE since the game shipped.
Shit, maybe I’m just out of touch — but I can’t imagine that someone who would pay $400-$600 for a game console would think that $8 is a lot of money.
Please post in the comments to correct me and tell me how incredibly wrong I am.
Note: The new Ward32 episode is up right underneath this one. I posted them pretty close together