The lights are on
At the end of this month, the director's cut of Lone Survivor will no longer be a PlayStation 3 and Vita exclusive.
According to the official SuperFlat Games blog, Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut will be available on PC and Mac on October 31, just in time for Halloween. Rather than release the additional Director's Cut content as paid DLC, or as a separate release requiring an additional purchase, the game's creator, Jasper Byrne, decided to make the update free to anyone who already owns the game. On his blog, Byrne says, "yep, you heard it right: Lone Survivor – The Director’s Cut is going to be 100% FREE to anyone who has bought the game so far (even for $0.01 in the Humble Bundle!)."
Byrne has been working on the update for the last 10 months, at a considerable cost, so to help recoup some expenses, the game will see a small raise in price. This will go into effect the day the additional content is available.
Lone Survivor has sold 800,000 copies since its release, and the extra content will be available for free to all those players.
[Source: SuperFlat Games, via: NeoGAF]
Our TakeThis is great news for Lone Survivor fans. I admire Byrne for making the content free, despite the amount of time, work, and money he poured into the game's update.
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Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah!
I have yet to finish this, but am digging the look and feel.
I bought this a while ago on PC and am glad games like this exist. I probably spend more money on $5-10 Indie games than full retail games all year.
I'll play through the Director's Cut when its out.
Nice! Excellent game, looking forward to playing it again with the added bells and whistles, and all for free. That Jasper Byrne is a pretty cool guy.
Yes! I was so mad when I heard that Vita and PS3 were the only ones getting this, but it's all better now! This truly is an amazing game and anyone who hasn't played it yet should!
Moves like this give me more reason to support developer's like Byrne. I was pretty pissed about Terraria for awhile too, but when the new update hit free of charge, I was very pleased. I'm really glad there are some developer's who don't nickel and dime their fans.
I just bought this for my vita