Graphics and game engines are things that are rapidly growing and evolving. Games take more time and look more realistic than in the past. A price of a game SHOULD go up (I’m aware this argument can get very deep very fast, this is just my two cents). Though I agree that we should be getting just as much game as we used to…but normally that issue stems from the publishers pushing deadlines, not the developers.
Gearbox made a great game and now they’re capitalizing on it. What’s wrong with that? They’ve continued to be intuitive toward maximizing the money they make by releasing VR versions of games, remastering games, putting all the games together in a single package, etc. As a consumer, that doesn’t mean that anyone is going to buy all of these things (and heck, we got so much for FREE this year from them at this point BL3 is pretty much icing on the cake). I never bought the handsome collection because I didn’t need it. I play on PC for one, so I didn’t have a need to play on “next gen” consoles…but I already had all the DLC anyways. I’m not mad that they made the handsome collection though, like i said, good on them for capitalizing on a great product. There are people out there that thought the value of the collection was worth buying, and so they did.
On top of all this we don’t even know if this DLC is going to be something we even have to pay for or not.
Gearbox has continued to do behind the scenes hard work to surprise us with SO MUCH this year…yet we’re going to complain? Boo-hoo they are making a DLC for an old game instead of adding it to the new game! They made a conscious decision to do this, they saw the value in it. If you don’t want it, then don’t play it!
Be grateful that in this industry we have a developer that listens to it’s audience and goes over the top to blow our minds with extra content, remasters, VR editions, etc. We have it good, guys. Let’s be appreciative.