The special editions for Red Dead Redemption 2 were announced yesterday by Rockstar and it looks like that’s not all. The company also revealed that the game will get some time exclusives on PlayStation 4. Now, we all know that timed exclusivity has been one of the most unpleasant trends in the video game industry. This is what happens when a console manufacturer decides to pay a certain amount of money to a publisher, just in order to not allow content from other platforms to be available for a specific period of time.
Unfortunately, it seems that Red Dead Redemption 2 is going to be part of this as well. So far, there have been no details about what exactly this timed exclusive content will involve, but it’s definitely going to be quite irritating for Xbox players.
The reason why timed exclusive content is one of the most infuriating trends in gaming is basically because people pay the same money for a game, but the content they get depends on the platform they’re going to play the game on. And that’s totally crazy.
We all know what happened when Sony had an arrangement with Destiny. The developer of the PlayStation 4 paid Activision to keep all kinds of things away from Xbox gamers, such as maps, guns and even full strikes. Then Sony did the same with Destiny 2 and quite a few Call of Duty games. Destiny usually has a habit of holding a lot of content back from Xbox players. But not only Sony. Microsoft has done exactly the same for Dragon Age: Inquisition and some other games, including Call of Duty.
Much to our disappointment, it looks like Rockstar decided to follow in both Sony and Microsoft’s footsteps.
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