As platform-specific content becomes the new form of exclusives, it's becoming harder and harder to keep track of.
Who's getting the "BioShock" challenge rooms? If I want to play as Darth Vader, which version of "Soul Calibur IV" do I need? Are they going to charge me for that "God of War" theme for "Guitar Hero III"?
Exclusive DLC is a popular weapon in today's console war. Sony worldwide studios head Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer at this year's Tokyo Game Show that publishers are all moving to multi-platform publishing, and as a result expects to "see more announcements about exclusive downloadable content." Microsoft paid millions to secure "Grand Theft Auto IV"'s additional content. This trend isn't going away.
MTV Multiplayer is here to help. We've created a chart which organizes all of the relevant exclusive content that's popped over the past year or so. If we're missing anything, please let us know. We'll add it.
This chart does not include Wii because we don't consider motion controls exclusive content. If companies start including Wii-specific content on multi-platform games, however, we'll expand the chart's scope.
|PS3 vs 360: Charting The Exclusive Content|
|BioShock||PS3||Puzzles||E3 08||Nov. 20||$9.99|
|Call of Duty: WoW||Xbox 360||Multiplayer Beta||Sept. 08||Oct. 08||N/A|
|Dead Space||Xbox 360 & PS3||Upgraded Suit, Pre-Order Suit||Oct. 08||Oct. 08||Free, $2.99|
|Fallout 3||Xbox 360||Three New Quests||E3 08||Jan, Feb, March '09||Unknown|
|Grand Theft Auto IV||Xbox 360||New Missions||E3 2007||Feb '09||Unknown|
|Grand Theft Auto IV||PC||Multiplayer Add-ons||Sept. 08||Nov. 08||N/A|
|Guitar Hero III||PS3||God of War Track||May 08||June 08||Free|
|Guitar Hero III||Xbox 360||Halo Track||Nov. 2007||Nov. 07||Free|
|Guitar Hero: World Tour||Xbox 360||R.E.M. Track Pack||Oct. 08||Oct. 08||$5.50|
|Mirror's Edge||PS3, Xbox 360||Unknown||Sept. 08||Unknown||Unknown|
|Portal: Still Alive||Xbox 360||New Levels||E3 08||Oct. 22||$15|
|Red Alert 3||PC||"Extra Content"||Nov. 08||Unknown||N/A|
|Soul Calibur IV||Xbox 360||Playable Yoda||Jan. 08||July 08||$4.99 as PS3 DLC|
|Soul Calibur IV||PS3||Playable Darth Vader||Jan. 08||July 08||$4.99 as 360 DLC|
|Tomb Raider: Underworld||Xbox 360||Two Episodes||Oct. 08||Late 08, Early 09||Unknown|
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