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Initial post: Nov 28, 2012 11:23:18 AM PST
Marvelous says:
So is the pass really only a $5 dollar difference than buying all the map packs as they release? I read that there will be 3 map pack releases over the course of the next 5 months, with the first one releasing on December 10th for $10.

I'm thinking about holding off the pass because the other maps don't release until Feb and April, by that time Dead Space 3 and Splinter Cell Blacklistt will have released... I'm thinking about just getting the first map pack for $10.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 11:33:21 AM PST
Its only $54.99, dont worry.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 12:00:12 PM PST
Marvelous says:
Confused...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:01:14 PM PST
Just wait until the pass is 50% off on sale.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:02:05 PM PST
FOGE says:
Does that ever happen? Or is that like when Halo 5 is just around the corner?

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 12:03:19 PM PST
Marvelous says:
They never have % discounts on season passes, to my knowledge.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:04:22 PM PST
Sure, the Forza 4 season pass has been on sale at least twice already.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 12:04:39 PM PST
Joshua C says:
I don't know that they'll even continue to offer it as an item after the first map pack releases.

But I do know that my local Gamestop still sells codes for the map pass for $20 instead of $25

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:05:30 PM PST
Marvelous says:
$20 sounds more intriguing, hmmmm

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:07:26 PM PST
Just about every publisher I know of keeps the season pass even after the DLC has been released. Saints Row 3, UFC 2013, LA Noire, Halo 4, Gears 3 and lots of others still have the pass.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:08:37 PM PST
Joshua C says:
A friend and I just went and bought it yesterday. The girl working the register said it was supposed to be a reduced price just for the midnight launch, but since most people didn't buy the pack it just stayed that way in their system to try and push on anyone buying the game now. Not sure if it's a company-wide thing, though

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:11:06 PM PST
Joshua C says:
Clearly Halo 4 still has it up, that's what we're talking about. But just you wait, on December 9th Microsoft will take it down so they can haz all teh monies!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:14:06 PM PST
They haven't taken down the season passes for Gears 3 or Forza 4:

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Gears-of-War-3-Season-Pass/b38b82ce-1dc6-4028-a69b-514babca6db0

http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Season-Pass/c39df998-ec2d-44dd-9640-a3310eca9604

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:43:34 PM PST
Joshua C says:
Irrelevant, as neither of those are Halo 4!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:44:10 PM PST
The Halo 4 pass will still be available. I'll bet money on it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:50:18 PM PST
Joshua C says:
All the monies that microsoft wants would be jeopardized if they left it up after maps start dropping. It would be fiscally irresponsible of them to leave it available given the number of copies sold for Halo 4.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 12:54:09 PM PST
Actually, it's the other way around. Somebody who buys just a single map pack is not guaranteed to buy the rest of them. A season pass may not cost as much as the separate packs but it does mean MS gets more money up front.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:03:40 PM PST
Joshua C says:
However, with a franchise like Halo with an established history when it comes to purchasing things like map packs, it would be a simple matter to forecast out projected sales and determine if they would be setting themselves up for a loss or not. If this were a new franchise, or one that didn't have that data available, it would make sense to leave up the discounted item rather than pushing the full price parts of it later. Given that Halo 3 and Reach both did well on selling individual map packs as opposed to a season pass, one could determine that Halo 4 would do just as well, if not better, given the units already sold. And seeing as the map packs are all being released within the span of 5 months, as opposed to over a year or longer, up-front is a very short term gain.

I'm aware Halo 2 had a map pack, but it wasn't tied to the purchasing party. I know one of my friends bought 5 copies (as he had 5 systems and 5 copies of the game for lan parties), but another who bought one copy and just gave it to everyone he knew so they could install it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:05:25 PM PST
Dude, Halo 4 season pass will still be there. Not even MS is so retarded they'd take it down. Like I said, I'll bet money on it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:06:21 PM PST
Joshua C says:
Nope, sorry. It's HALO 4.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:07:35 PM PST
Okay, I bookmarked this thread. We'll revisit it after the first DLC pack comes out.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 1:08:12 PM PST
Joshua C says:
Halo4.
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