Assassin’s Creed IV, Watch Dogs DLC Only Sony Exclusive for 6 Months
The bonus downloadable content for the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 versions of Assassin’s Creed IV and Watch Dogs will only be Sony-exclusive for 6 months. This comes from a report by Shacknews, who pointed at that in a recent trailer for the Playstation 4 (featured below), the fine print that appears at the bottom of the screen (during the section when the 60 minutes of extra gameplay is advertised) reads “6 month exclusive”.
Timed exclusives are pretty common in the industry, so this isn’t really that much of a surprise. However, as Shacknews also points out, this doesn’t mean that this additional content will see the light of day on other consoles, seeing as that the Benedict Arnold missions for Assassin’s Creed III were only available for the Playstation 3, and nowhere else. While this does make sense, I doubt that this will be the case. Both of these games are certain to be big sellers, so it would make more business sense to eventually release all of the timed exclusives to the rest of the consoles, or at least the consoles that are the most popular.
Watch Dogs is currently schedule to be released Spring 2014. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is set to launch worldwide for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 October 29th.