With MS Xbox-Div securing yet another Exclusive DLC with Tomb Raiders: Underworld - "Beneath The Ashes" in Dec '08 and "Lara's Shadow" in '09, both of which adds to an increasing number of games adding additional content via platform exclusives. The Tomb Raiders Underworld DLC will come in 2 parts, much the same as the DLC for GTA:IV, no real news of how many and when Fallout 3 DLC will appear.
Plus we have the first full Downloadable Game being released in March called "Watchmen" through XboxLIVE, PSN and on the PC with no Disc-Base retail item for both games. There will be 2 Watchmen games released in conjunction with the two types of movie formats.
1) Cinema release 2) DVD release.
Is this the beginning of the new era of "exclusives" for game platforms ? . . . this article looks at the different aspects of DLC.
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First there was GTA:IV's Exclusive DLC, then we discovered Fallout 3 will have Exclusive DLC for the Xbox 360, and now we have Tomb Raiders: Underworld joining the ranks of those games offering Xbox 360 owners exclusive content through XboxLIVE.
The first being "Beneath The Ashes in December, and the second will be in early '09 which will expand the series with a new playable character - Lara's Shadow !
Many news sources are saying that MS are doing poorly of late with the xbox 360. Citing that they are "having to sell off their internal studios" in order to cut costs, when in fact, that's not the case. If one checks their specialised 2002/3 XE 30 white paper, and J Allard's "3" white paper of the same period, it showed that MS's Xbox-Div estimated that it could afford to lose $US 6.2 billion within the first 7 years of the consoles life. At a worst case scenario.
- Capcom Declares An End To Exclusives (gaygamer.net)