It doesnt seem to get any easier for the western studios owned by Square Enix. The developer behind the Hitman franchise was cut down to half by the Japanese publisher, reportedly in order to refocus solely on a future "Triple-A" Hitman title.
Xbox One Killer Instinct purists who want to purchase the entire roster of fighters rather than pay for each one piecemeal can rest easy, as a Season Pass option will be available at launch. Either way, the game will be download only, though.
Of course, there might be other solutions to the Xbox Ones apparent PR struggles that dont involve changing Microsofts proposed always-on strategy. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has his own solution...and naturally, it involves money.
Its no secret that MS got quite a PR hammering at E3 as a result of the many concerns surrounding the Xbox One and topics such as DRM and "always-on". But a recent comment on Reddit by Major Nelson suggests there may be some flexibility after all.
Good news! Gamers can expect Microsoft First-party, full-retail Xbox One games to sell for $60, the same as most current Xbox 360 games do. Hopefully, next-gen third-party publishers will follow suit.
Metal Gear fans who played MGS 4 when it first launched on PS3 may remember that it came bundled with an online multiplayer component called Metal Gear Online, which was eventually sold as a separate game. Well, its coming back! Cardboard box ready!