First and foremost, after a breif delay, the Horde Commando DLC is available in the Xbox Live Marketplace. The DLC was supposed to be released this morning but during their final testing Epic “experienced a technical issue” that required delaying the pack indefinitely. Epic Games then stated that it is “working as fast as [they] can to identify the issue and get the package out to all of [their] fans.”
The pack is set to include new Horde maps, new characters, new achievements, and new upgrades, while only costing 800 Microsoft Points ($10). You will just have to restart your Xbox for the DLC to show up, sounds like good news for all Gear Heads out there.
Secondly, there is of course another rumour about Grand Theft Auto V. According to analysts at Newzoo, Grand Theft Auto V is likely to start a new trend, opting for a digital-only release instead of appearing on discs. Peter Warman the CEO of Newzoo, believes the game will still appear on store shelves just without a disc in the package. “The boxed GTA V version will contain a collectible piece of merchandise and a download code,” he said. “No disc.”
Alot of people think that digital purchases are gonna be a standerd thing in the near future, and Warman think a company as big as Rockstar will start the push. “There are a lot of reasons why publishers are pushing towards digital distribution of triple A games. Speaking out loud might harm the relationship with retail partners, but the benefits have become too large to remain silent about the desire to go completely digital,” he said.
“The ultimate objective [is] to launch games faster, create continuous revenues on a title and simply to make more money. Will retail disappear from the picture? Of course not. Retail will always remain an important channel to promote and distribute games. Retail has a strong hand to play when it comes to eyeballs and…boxes make a nice gift. Boxed games will not disappear, but what is in the box will.”
Rockstar has released Grand Theft Auto IV downloadable content packs The Lost and the Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony on Xbox Live Arcade months in the past way ahead of their eventual retail release. hopefully we will learn a lot more about this and the location of the next Grand Theft Auto chapter when the games trailer debuts tomorrow, we will have the trailer and our reaction here at Pixeldrunks.com.