While some games are bucking the map pack and season pass trends, others are embracing it with ever more expensive season passes. Case in point: Star Wars Battlefront. EA has announced the game’s Ultimate Edition and season pass.
The stock game costs $59.99, per usual, while the Ultimate Edition costs $119.99. A whopping $50 of that accounts for the season pass, which you can buy later if you’re one of those people who likes to know what they’re getting before they give a company a bunch of money. The other $10 is for the Deluxe Edition content, which includes a couple weapons (Han Solo’s blaster among them) and some emotes, which are now a trendy thing to sell thanks in large part to Destiny.
The season pass, should you be willing to plunk down the cash for it, will grant you access to four expansion packs – release date unspecified – “filled with new content that will take you to new locations across a galaxy far, far away,” and you’ll get access two weeks before those without the pass. Again, there’s also an exclusive emote. It does sound, though, like they have no idea what’ll end up being in those packs, or at least only a vague idea, suggesting that it won’t be cutting room floor content.
Even so, a price like that promises a whole second game’s worth of content. It’s hard to believe there’ll be that much in there, but if they can deliver on that price point it could mean a constantly growing game. It could also mean a massively fragmented fanbase split across a variety of modes and maps not available to all players, too. Only time will tell us the answer to that.
Star Wars Battlefront hits PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Nov. 17.