How do you make a game with no multiplayer component less attractive for the second hand market? Cut single player content, of course! That’s exactly what id is doing with Rage. Creative Director Tim Willits recently revealed in an interview with Eurogamer that those who purchased Rage new would get downloadable access to the game’s sewer system for free, something those who buy it second hand will be missing out on until they pay up.
Regarding the sewers, Willits goes on to say that “Those hatches are all over. Most people never find them. But as soon as you do, you’re like, oh. And then you start to look for it. That’s our first-time buyer incentive.”
So what say you, gaming masses? Is the fact the sewers are “hard to find” an ample excuse to cut single player content for those who buy the game used?