Would you buy Uncharted 3′s offline mode on its own?
In an interview with The Sixth Axis, Naughty Dog’s Justin Richmond has defended the decision to require an online pass to access Uncharted 3′s online modes. Apparently – given the sheer amount of content the MP modes boast – without the inclusion of the online pass the company would have to split the game into two and charge separately.
Which sounds great to us, if they’d charge less for the two halves than the standard £40-50. It might be accomplished in many areas, but the only reason that Uncharted has a multiplayer mode is because some beatnik from marketing wanted to grab some of that lovely Call of Duty-flavoured dollar. So why not release the single-player on its own for, say, £25?
We’d snap that up thank you very much. We appreciate that developers are pouring cash into these games, and need to ‘monetise their investment’, but we can’t say that we give two hoots about an Uncharted multiplayer mode. Make the single-player portion downloadable over PSN at a reduced price (therefore reducing cost from packaging, shipping etc) and don’t charge something stupid like £57.99 and we’re onto a winner.
What do you guys think?