Section 8: Prejudice gets $15 price point

Sequel to full-priced retail first-person shooter goes downloadable for one quarter the cost, will feature five-hour single-player campaign, four-player cooperative mode, full bot support.

When Section 8: Prejudice launches early next year, developer TimeGate Studios is hoping to give gamers shell shock without the sticker shock. Today the Sugar Land, Texas-based developer and publisher announced that the first-person shooter will launch as a $15 (1,200 Microsoft point) downloadable title early next year for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The moral of Prejudice might be, "Don't judge a book by its power armor, no matter how ostentatious its eagle-themed epaulets."

The original Section 8 was a full-priced retail release for the Xbox 360 and PC when it launched in September of 2009. (It received a downloadable PS3 port earlier this year.) The game eschewed convention by merging genre-standard match types like escort missions and capture the flag into a single Conquest mode that could have multiple team-based objectives running at the same time.

Prejudice will feature online multiplayer modes with up to 32 players, as well as a four-player cooperative mode called Swarm. The game also makes concessions to offline gamers with a five-hour single-player campaign and full bot support, ensuring all the game modes can be experienced without going online.

For more on Section 8: Prejudice, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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60 comments
CJTheInvader
CJTheInvader

THAT SOUNDS AWE- Oh dear. My pants. Brb, "Runs out room" "Comes back in with new pants" "Accidently glimpses 15$ price tag again" ****. "Runs out room."

UrbanMessiah
UrbanMessiah

The first was fairly decent, so for a mere $15 I'll definitely be giving this a shot. Props to the publisher and developers for thinking of the consumer with this price point for a full game!

P8rt
P8rt

How do I say no to that?

almat96
almat96

That's good, a great game for very cheap

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

wow fantastic deal might even be an alright game so this could be a steal

shawn7324
shawn7324

5 hrs long campaign, well that is longer than most shooters these days, except its $15 & not $60.

KuRf
KuRf

the first one are just awesome!!! cant wait to get this one...$15 even better

thanatosser
thanatosser

I choose to look at this as if theyve swallowed the humiliation and gone straight to the bargain bin... The 1st game was shameful, rumour was they were pullingout all the stops on this one. The news that its gone to DL only and has a budget price tag feels like a statement to the contrary.

DeMoN_SouL_666
DeMoN_SouL_666

Finally someone is making sense about prices now, Even if it didn't turn out that great, it's still a great deal!

Fz1994
Fz1994

first one was simply great! gonna look forward to this..got the first for 13$

hardeman
hardeman

15 bucks?? i didnt even pay that much for the first one

xerxes5678
xerxes5678

Awesome. Definitely buying this.

Glitchhawk
Glitchhawk

the 1st one was awsome! i cant wait for this!

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

wow 4 dollars cheaper then section 8 sells for right now lol ,

vgdude887
vgdude887

$15 for a shooter with full online and offline play? Sounds like a good deal to me!

ILOVETACOS101
ILOVETACOS101

wow, im definitely buying this now, i dont mind paying 15 dollars for this game

Giorgio879
Giorgio879

The first game integrated many interesting mechanics and sure was fun, but it had flaws that prevented it from being great. But nonetheless had the right concept, like the burning in spawn system that flat out eliminates spawn camping, the dynamic combat missions to keep the action fluid, a relatively large health reserve to actually react and respond when fired at, the jetpacks and turbo-run for better movement across the maps, the ability to request support buildings and vehicles anywhere in the map instead of waiting for them to spawn, and now the improved sequel at this very fair price makes it a tentative deal when a player is a bit tired of the other BIG shooters in the market.

KillerWabbit23
KillerWabbit23

My only gripe with the game is that it takes too long to kill people- now, I'm not saying that it should be two-shot kills, but having to unload an entire clip on someone before they flinch is pushing it.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Those eagle-themed epaulets certainly are ostentatious... even by eagle-themed epaulet standards.

Aletunda
Aletunda

awsome, xbla is the way of the future

Wylen0
Wylen0

If this goes over well it will look good to devs to do this sort of thing alot

MatrixKing
MatrixKing

Yea I'll be getting this day one.

GGCrew_basic
GGCrew_basic

Finally - digital distribution of a major new game at a low pricepoint. The promoters of digital distribution have been promising this event for over a decade, but we consumers have been stuck paying full retail prices (for a variety of reasons, but I primarily blame the brick-and-mortar retailers (eg GameStop, Walmart, Target) for refusing to stock the games if they would be available digitally for significantly less money).

liam-G
liam-G

if everyone buys this game and makes it a success we may be able to start a fantastic trend for consumers, game looks great.

Lionman363
Lionman363

This is a good idea. A low price point will definitely increase sales significantly. However, despite the low price and the nice range of features, we still need to remember that this game needs to be good before it can be considered for purchase. I do like the idea of offline bots for those who can't get online, (or simply just suck at it xD) but I am expecting some significant improvements over the original. Overpowered shields, weak weapon varieties and boring maps killed the prequel's potential. I'm hoping that all these problems are fixed.

DungeonLeader
DungeonLeader

Enjoyed the first one, sad it didn't meet crazy critic standards. Im excited

Daian
Daian

If it's good it will sell a lot, smart move made by these guys.

d3nyd
d3nyd

Wow, a fully fledged large scale team multiplayer game for only $15? Are you kidding me? You'd be doing yourself a disservice not to get this.

Flint247
Flint247

I definitely want more co-op games. :D

Eribuster_basic
Eribuster_basic

That is a crazy price to start at. I liked what I played of the PC beta and might spring for this day one since it's so cheap. I hope they know what they are doing and will make a profit out of this.

The_Breadcrab
The_Breadcrab

Great news indeed. The addition of a decent campaign, swarm mode, and improved gameplay is great, and at a $15 price point, there's no reason not to buy this game if it turns out to be good.

dkdk999
dkdk999

@Spartan_418 the game actually looks like it might be more fun than black ops too.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@bizuit i lol'd Hmm, Black Ops map pack, or complete, full-featured game, each for $15? Such a difficult choice.

bizuit
bizuit

NO, all downloadable content should be free or under 5 bucks, that's what the average kid or bum tells me at least

Sven-Ingvars
Sven-Ingvars

@Femto513 If you be 50 bucks and then you'd sell it for... let's say 35. You loose 15$ by playing the game and then selling it. Why not just buy the game for 15$ (which you already could afford) and never-ever sell it, thus paying the same amount of cash and get to keep the game?

star-stratus
star-stratus

Now that is one solid move. I'm a beta tester - and I'll say it's definately worth the $15. Hopefully this will give the sequel the playerbase it deserves.

runstalker
runstalker

It's apparently not prejudiced vs. your bank account. Sure - I'll drop 15 clams on a more polished version of Section 8, now with a 4p co-op mode as well as 32p competitive maps.

Femto513
Femto513

I just lost all interest in this game. I don't care for downloadable games. They can't be rented. They can't be sold back after purchase. I'll pass.

m64
m64

smart move .. going to keep my eyes on this on :)

dkdk999
dkdk999

I thought the first one looked pretty decent but not enough to make me buy it. I'm glad I didn't because this game looks like a much better version of the first game for $15.