After their previous interview on the subject, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion developer Pete Hines of Bethesda now speaks out himself on the Elder Scrolls fora about the upcoming DLC for their epic RPG, and even better about the pricing for the products.
On the downloads Xboxic had already spotted on the download site Pete provides lots more detailed information in his post. It’s a bit too much to copy so might as well read it there. What’s interesting is some direct remarks made on pricing:
We hope to have The Orrery available for purchase next week. This plugin will cost 150pts on Xbox, and $1.89 on the PC. The Horse Armor Pack has been very popular, and exceeded what we thought it would sell. Despite that, weâ€™re still trying to find the right spot, so weâ€™re putting a much larger plugin out for less than the last one and we’ll see what happens. Your feedback as we move forward in this is invaluable. Tell us what you want to see, how much of it, and what it might be worth to you. No, donâ€™t say you want it free, because these plugins take a surprising amount of time to create, polish, and test (much more then Morrowind’s).
Cheers Pete, that was almost an apology for the ridiculous price of the Horse pack But seriously, the content does take a lot of time, so it’s quite logical it’s not for free, and I personally think 150MP for real added value and hours of extra gameplay is something I would pay without complaining.
Theyâ€™re also planning to patch Oblivion for the PC and Xbox360. The patch will address a number of issues that are reported by users and confirmed by Bethesda. Their plan is to first release the patch as a beta patch for the PC, and when everything is fixed it will be released as a final patch for PC and Xbox 360.
Another great find by Xploited13 (yes perhaps we need to hire the guy )