August 29, 2011 by Paul Curtin
It seems like the new trend from gaming publishers is offering customers future access to content in return for their money right now. EA Games just announced their plans for a season ticket pass which allows gamers early access to some of their sports games and 20% discounts on downloadable content. Rockstar did it with L.A. Noire and Modern Warfare 3 will do it with Call of Duty: Elite. Now, Microsoft is offering Gears of War 3 fans the chance to save 33% by purchasing four upcoming DLC releases in advance with their newly announced Season Pass.
The pass will be available the same day Gears 3 is released on November 20, 2011 and will allow buyers to have access to the game’s first four DLC releases (when they’re officially released) for 2400 Microsoft Points ($30). The first DLC pack is arriving in November, with the other three planned to be released “over the course of the next year.” Season Pass buyers will also receive a bonus DLC pack that will include the Liquid Metal weapon skins.