This costing $7 really gets my goat
Remember last year, when Payday 2 developer Overkill introduced microtransactions to its game, despite promising it never would? Remember the long trail of blunders and screw-ups it made after that? Well it wants you to forget all that, and instead buy the new DLC based off of uh… Goat Simulator.
The trailer above sure is something. It has a goat! A goat doing silly things! That was funny before, right?!
Anyway, The Goat Simulator Heist includes a new two-day heist, one new shotgun, four new melee weapons, four masks, four patterns, four materials, five new achievements, two new songs by Simon Viklund, and one cheesed off fanbase. Again.
I’m sure this DLC appeals to somebody out there; it’s memes after all.
But here’s the thing: paid DLC is fine by me. Microtransactions, while easily abused, are also alright with me. Having both of those things in a game that already costs money (and has lots of paid DLC already) is triple-dipping on a community that is tired of being squeezed for cash at every turn.
Add in the fact that this paid DLC is based on an almost two-year-old joke, and I reckon it’s safe to say that this entire thing is, in my oh-so-humble opinion, taking the piss.
We’re at the point where Overkill could have started 2016 strongly to begin to make up for its past mistakes… and then paid Goat Simulator DLC happens instead. Fab.
The Goat Simulator Heist will be available on January 14, costing $7.99.