Who's Up For More Disc-Based Downloadable Collections?
So they're releasing the Journey Collector's Edition on Blu-Ray, and it will feature Thatgamecompany's incredible trio of digital titles, along with a other goodies.
Those goodies, according to recent info courtesy of OPM UK, include the original soundtracks for each game in question, exclusive mini games, documentaries, a PlayStation Plus membership, and "much more." To me, someone who believes a physical library is far more satisfying and fulfilling than a bunch of digital files on a screen, this is fantastic. I have all three games on my PS3 but I'm still getting this collection.
And I've been thinking- Wouldn't this be a great idea for other games? How's about gathering up some of the better downloadable titles available, including some extra stuff, and putting it all on a disc? Not everyone on the planet surveys the PSN or XBLA for great games (which is kind of a shame, because there are innovative, top-quality experiences available). Why not issue collections of some of the best - or most popular - downloadable titles? It might prove difficult if they're all from different designers but it can't be that hard, can it? Besides, you're essentially giving these games two launches. In addition, more of the spotlight falls on the PSN/XBLA.
Something like this simply turns our attention to the downloadable world. Even if someone doesn't spring for this Journey disc-based collection, they might remember that they missed out on one of the year's best and go download it. It can't be all that expensive to do, the consumer will probably get a good deal, and some really cool games get extra exposure and circulation. I say win-freakin'-win, baby.
6/22/2012 8:48:01 PM Ben Dutka