Hi, It is not possible to buy any DLCs separately anymore. You can buy only Year One Edition on Steam, EGS and GOG right now. If you own Phoenix Point without season pass on EGS you can buy the Year One Upgrade.
Year One Edition contains:
digital extras (e-book, artbook, wallpaper, soundtrack, etc.)
Phoenix Point base game
Living weapons pack, Blood and Titanium and Legacy of the Ancients.
Year One Edition does not include Festering Skies or any other future DLCs (season pass does include all future DLCs).
So if you purchase Year One Edition it will give you all the things that you are missing. If you own PP base game and season pass it will not allow you to purchase the upgrade because you already have it and actually have even more (future DLCs). The price for Year One Upgrade is the same even if you are missing just some of the things.
About the Festering Skies release. July is wrong. It is planned for much earlier but I cannot be concrete.
Thnks for the info @valygar.
What I would say about Festering skies is tell the guys not to rush it.
LotA came out far too early in an unfinished state, and Orryx rolled out amid a lot of confusion.
Far better to take an extra week or so sorting out the wrinkles than releasing a half-baked product and then having to fix it on the fly - that’s what leads to a lot of the negative comments here and in reviews.
Living Weapons is no big DLC and there is no reason NOT to include it to season pass buyers. Its surely not one of 5 big DLCs. Its not a desire for free upgrade but for leveling up to current YOE release. Its quite unreasonable to push them to YOE upgrade price - which is expensive just for Living Weapons.
Hope some solution can be found.
Similar policy with Fallout 4 resulted in big lawsuit. Surely the explicitly said “all DLC content”, but again, its something that is reasonable for what is called “Season pass”
The problem is that people who own both Blood&Titanium and Legacy of the Ancient cannot buy Living Weapons pack, even if they were willing to pay for YOE upgrade. Adding Living Weapons to Season Pass wouldn’t quite address the issue, as it still leaves out customers who bought DLCs 1&2 seperately.
Perhaps Snashot should just make Living weapons free for everyone? Afterall, you either own it, or you cant buy it. And for those few who own vanilla PP only, it is not a big givaway, as they still need to buy YOE addon, to get access to DLCs 1&2.
As I am googling it, the price of the upgrade is £11.99. I also don’t know why the price on screen shot is displayed in $. Whatever it is, it’s wrong currency and wrong price, unless you try some shenanigans with region pricing and Epic falls for it on store page, but not on checkout. If you are not happy with the price, I would suggest waiting for a sale - especially once later DLCs are available for purchase, the upgrade is likely to be discounted at some point in the near future.
Thing is, the Living Weapons pack was originally marketed as a reward to Backers of the original Fig campaign - much like a Kickstarter Exclusive. So I fail to see how not including it is somehow bad faith on the part of Snapshot.
I never accused them of bad faith. If I were to accuse them of something it would be a poorly thought out repackaging.
Early during the fig campaign I inquired about “backer exclusive” DLC as I am ideologically opposed to cutting off game content for marketing purposes - no matter how insignificant. The answer was that it will be a timed exclusive, and will be available 3 months after release for purchase for everyone. This was added to PP’s fig FAQ and can be found there to this day:
Living Weapons pack was available for purchase as standalone DLC after release as promised, and from the very beginning was included in more pricey packages
Living Weapons pack is still available for purchase as part of YOE upgrade.
As such, I don’t believe it is Snapshot intention to forbid anyone from purchasing it. It’s just the way Epic Games Store is set up to handle YOE upgrades that makes it impossible for selected few to buy this particular item. I see no reason why they shouldn’t try to address that in some way. I have no horse in the race. As early backer I got YOE on GOG anyway. Still, I know how frustrating it can be to have a part of the game unaccessable for silly reasons.