New Prey content free

3D Realms won't charge for previously announced downloads for both Xbox 360 and PC versions of Prey; date on content still up in the air.

While the debate over how much downloadable content for games should cost rages on, there's one thing all gamers can agree on--no one will complain when the content is free. In the forums of the 3D Realms Web site, a company rep stated that the upcoming batch of downloadable content for its Xbox 360 and PC sci-fi first-person shooter, Prey, will be free of charge.

As previously announced, the developer is currently working on multiplayer maps and skins but has no timetable for when the content will be released. The details about when to expect the downloadable pack were vague. "As usual, there's no date for this, the material will be out 'when they're done..."

Prey was released in July and is rated M for Mature. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's review.

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-Dark_Palladin-
-Dark_Palladin-

Well, Forfur, without commenting on the fact that Prey was Game of the year MULTIPLE times, revoulutionized gaming techlolegy (Mind you that Prey inspired that aweful piece of crap Portal that blantly rips off of this, and needless to say even if Portal came before Prey, its so short and little to even be considered an actual game), I'm looking forward to downloadable content. Who knows. Maybe they'll do what Quake 4 did and include new extra weapons in patches, increase the A.I. or add new characters. I enjoy modding and level designing with Prey, so I'm sure the extra content will help. Oh, and CS is boring as well. Aweful graphics, laggy multiplayer, slow running pace; you name it and it will suck that way. I do agree that Half-Life 2 was a great and superb game, and Farcry was ok at best, but to go onto an article trolling how the two combined together are better may as well be rendered aproximety as stupid as ramming your head into a brick wall, multiple times.

The1stFishBone
The1stFishBone

hello some of us have played virtually every pc first person shooter ever. we need new games also cs is boring as hell.

TedBob
TedBob

I don't care what the circumstances are, you should NEVER have to pay for downloadable content. If you paid for the game, whatever the download is, it should be free. Skin packs, maps and mods are no reason to make someone pay extra. You want me to pay more? Make an expantion pack. I know the article says the stuff is free. But why do they make it sound like they were planing on charging for it?

Benshki
Benshki

I'm sorry but i found prey to be another generic FPS, i took in the hype and i wasted my money. I'll wait for F.E.A.R. and Gears of War =)

ZuljinRaynor
ZuljinRaynor

Forfur... nice trolling there. Free Prey Stuff FTW!

Forfur
Forfur

Why would you waste time and money on games like Prey when there're other great games like CS, Half-Life(2) and Farcry! WHO CARES?!?

ninjajuggalo810
ninjajuggalo810

i hope more game companies will follow this trend most people would more likely pay $60 for a game that may have more content downloadable for free

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

This is great news for the people who own Prey!

HotTopFade
HotTopFade

Just like the RB6 3 days. A nice gift from a great(nice) company.

indzman
indzman

COOLEST GAME I'VE EVER PLAYED.

Andrew0824
Andrew0824

About time they got some new maps. I'm so sick of the original ones I rarely play it anymore. How about some CFT too?

Tk0vacs
Tk0vacs

free content is like a sore pecker, you cant beat it!

AllSystemsRocks
AllSystemsRocks

daveg1 good becasue all the content should be free! Do you work for free ? If they put working time to update the game it shouldnt be free... If you have some overtime to do at work you want to be paid for ? It's the same here and if they give the content free you should appreciate and not takes it for grant.

freerunner01
freerunner01

the whole silver vs. gold debate is useless , even if u r able to download the extra content u wont be able to play it anywyaz so wats da point

farnes
farnes

that's some good news so to say....

Toadstool1969
Toadstool1969

), then you won't need an Xbox Live subscription (Gold account) to get the Prey extras.

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

if this happens to prey, i can't wait until the next ninja gaiden, Team Ninja will probably give us a ton of great stuff

DrKill09
DrKill09

3dR know how to treat their fans!

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

as bad as prey was they better not try and charge for updates and extra maps..that will always be laughable,if they want to play STEAM and release 10+ levels at a time I could bear it if its cheap and not on steam hate steams software... Prey is ok at best but its missing something.....

SergeStorms
SergeStorms

I assume the free content is being issued to keep interest and boost sales of the game. I think that there could be two strategies that develop. Successful games could charge for new content because their audience will want the newest stuff. Less successful games may offer free content to boost the game's profile or increase its value to potential consumers.

blacktorn
blacktorn

It's not really free,i bet you will need a gold account to download it,so its not "free" at all.

sasuke55
sasuke55

Hopefully they will influence more companies to deliver free content.

LiK
LiK

free is good

capthunt
capthunt

Yeh, dont go EA's route and charge for cheap content that turns out to be crap and piss off your loyal customers.

quilpie
quilpie

its great to see companys not greedy and looking after the little guy good work 3d realms.

gagan21
gagan21

Thats cool, i am getting my copy of prey this week

mark_unix
mark_unix

free as in you paid for the game, and now you get some more content for your purchased game? it's really starting to bug me that some company's starting to charge for something you already paid 40+ $/Euro..

NnyCW
NnyCW

Nice to see not every company has taken to the nickel and diming of the consumer over DLC this generation. I almost want to buy the game to support them for that decision alone...

Karjah
Karjah

Prey multiplayer was prety mediocre but the free is the way it should be.

slapshakle
slapshakle

That patch better fix the lag problems the game has ( on the 360 anyway )

daveg1
daveg1

good becasue all the content should be free!

GFofgaming
GFofgaming

I didn;t like Prey, hope this helps and also take anything if granted free I say:)

Omali
Omali

In the future, 3D Realms will charge you an initial fee of 200 dollars to preorder a game, and "get back to you when it's finished"

ftjx
ftjx

this will probaly help Prey sell more units.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

Given the price of the game new plus the ratings its gotten overall (79 @ Metacritic), I don't think they could've gotten away with charging for extras like other, better reviewed games have. If anything, the extra content is probably there to try and make the game more attractive to potential buyers in addition to being a "thank you" to current owners (giving them more incentive to play on Live, which will help keep total number of players online up, making the game more attractive for potential buyers who want to play against other people online). It's good marketing, trying to make the best of their current situation.

azizrulez
azizrulez

and example for the others to follow pls make multiplayer content free

Carpe_Noctum
Carpe_Noctum

Nice! I don't even care about added content as I don't pay for any of it but this is a nice change of pace. I really enjoyed Prey, sans the lag.

OPOLO
OPOLO

It was a good & different game