Love ’em or hate ’em, Season Passes are here to stay. It might not be such a bad thing, as long as they do what’s advertised – and it looks like the new Pass for Evolve kinda doesn’t. Eagle-eyed fans have spotted more than $130 worth of DLC that is not covered by the seemingly all-inclusive Season Pass.
Traditionally speaking, Season Passes include all of the DLC released for the game in question… but 2K has taken a different approach when it comes to Evolve. While the key elements are included, other bits and pieces – mainly cosmetic – are not. Buying up each of the 44 additional offerings will set you back more than $130, says Polygon, who did the arithmetic involved.
The problem, of course, is that this is not really new – and particularly not new for 2K. Other recent games from the publisher, including Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and WWE 2K15, also offer additional DLC not covered by the Season Pass.
While the line could be drawn that a Season Pass contains all of the “essential” DLC, or the stuff that contains “extra story” or “additional content” or “new maps and characters”, and this extra stuff is all aesthetic and non-essential, it’s not something that’s being clearly spelled out.
If you’re looking to buy a Season Pass – particularly from 2K Games – make sure you know exactly what you get, because chances are, it’s not quite as much as you think.