Lost Coast on Shacknewsw00t! | Posted by black^wolf on Sep 16th 05 09:51 PM
Shacknews has posted a bit about Lost Coast, DoD:Source, episodic content and pricing of Aftermath. Only a couple weeks after Day of Defeat: Source launches, gamers will be able to get their hands on the short single-player HDR showcase Lost Coast. Somewhere down the line, probably in November and definitely by the end of the year, Valve will also release Aftermath, the first full-on single-player expansion for Half-Life 2. There's also the Xbox version of Half-Life 2, which Valve mainly sees as a way to get the game into the hands of those who haven't yet gotten a chance to play it on a PC. Beyond that, it's anybody's guess. The team has its hands more than full at the moment, so we'll just have to sit it out for news of what's coming next.
Episodic content seems to be picking up steam (ha! ha!) in the industry lately, with the first episode of Telltale's Bone adventure series just released, Ritual's SiN Episodes on the way, and Valve getting ready to ship Aftermath. Gabe Newell was very firm about Valve's devotion to delivering more content to players by way of a tighter development cycle than Half-Life 2's epic five-year journey.
Aftermath will be the first big test of that philosophy. The game will ship over Steam this year, most likely in November, and will have an incredibly reasonable purchase price of $12.95.
I am excited to see the low prices, constant updates, and content, just think out there, is there any other company that offers this much bang for your buck? I bought HL2 silver ($60), and I got all the HL1 games, including expansion packs, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, DoD:Source, HL1: Source, The Lost Coast, HL2: Deathmach, and to find out that aftermath will be sold for under $15? I am sure that Valve is my favorite game developer.