Yup… that headline is indeed correct. As if regular exclusive deals weren’t bad enough Activision have announced a deal where you will get a brand new mission which can only be gotten by purchasing a can of Red Bull in North America… Like… Seriously?
Bungie and Activision have already come under a lot of scrutiny for their DLC plans, especially recently as veteran players feel like they are getting screwed hard by this very same form of greed. Whats worse is the fact that it is literally DLC within DLC, which already sparked fury from fans due to its cost. This “never-before-seen, multi-stage mission in The Taken King” which is the upcoming expansion that base costs $40, with 3 other editions ranging from $60 to $80, is needed before you can get this Red Bull exclusive mission.
Don’t believe me? Here is the Activision press release. They have even robbed Ubisofts favorite buzz-word ‘iconic’. Also, the first paragraph is one sentence… dem vocabulistics yo:
“Activision Publishing, Inc. and Bungie, together with energy drink category leader Red Bull today announced a partnership that will bring an epic new quest to players of the popular sci-fi action adventure game franchise Destiny via custom-designed Red Bull® Energy Drink cans, inviting consumers across the United States and Canada to Become Legend, making this the first time a video-game, or any third party brand, has ever appeared on the iconic Red Bull can.
“Access to the quest will be available on specially-marked cans of Red Bull and leverage themes of speed, tenacity and strategy inspired by the energy drink, through www.RedBullQuest.com. Each Red Bull can will also include bonus XP to help players prepare for this epic quest. Players can start using the bonus XP throughout the summer, with the in-game quest kicking off following the launch of The Taken King, the latest addition to the Destiny universe scheduled for release on September 15, 2015.”
I… What… ughhh
What are your thought? Are you still playing Destiny? If so will you be getting these? Let us know in the comments!