Section 8: Prejudice Goes Cheap and Digital, Launches Q1 2011

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Section 8, first released last year as a full-priced retail FPS for PC and Xbox 360 last year before making the jump to PS3 this year as a much cheaper digital download PSN release, is a solid game that has never quite received the attention it deserves. I spent time playing both console versions, and as discussed in my review of the PS3 version earlier in the year, I had a blast. But clearly the pricing and release strategy played a role in the game’s subdued success.

Apparently learning from the mistake of first releasing the original through retail channels, indie developer TimeGate Studios has decided to skip retail altogether in favor of a digital download only release for the sequel, Section 8: Prejudice.

As announced today, Section 8: Prejudice is scheduled to launch in Q1 2011 exclusively via digital download channels for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. So you’ll be able to find it on PSN, Xbox Live Arcade, Steam, Games for Windows – LIVE on Demand, Direct2Drive and so on, and better yet, the sequel will be even cheaper than the price-slashed PSN port of the original. All’s you’ll have to pay for a five-hour solo campaign, dynamic 32-player online multiplayer, 4-player co-op, and full bot support for offline loner fragging is $14.99 / 1200 MS Points. That’s right; just $15!

“We’re challenging the notion of just how much quality and value we can pack into a digital download first-person shooter,” said Adel Chaveleh, CEO of TimeGate Studios. “Our target is very simply to be the highest quality, best value digital FPS on the market. Prejudice is a full-retail-scoped product, so I’m sure our fans will be very happy with our price-point decision.”

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