Originally Posted by aaronwt
I like how they will let you purchase the Season Pass early, but they have no early digital downloads of the game.
I really hope they get it together with future releases of games with early digital downloads so the game is on your system at release day.
They've got it "together". The reason we can't pre-order the download versions is obvious.
MS and the Game Devs/Studios/Corps have to watch their step, they can't alienate retail completely and that's why we haven't been able to pre-order the digi versions of the game.
Retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and even New Egg and Amazon are all freaked about Digital Downloads for games because as we all know they make money on hard copies plus they get you on other impulse buys related to the games while you are in-store.
D-DL eliminates all that by cutting them out of the loop.
Case in point:
Even though I have a copy of Ghosts coming from Amazon I'm really interested in the Digital Hardened Ed. of the game with the upgrade path to Xbox One.
If I could have bought that a month ago, or even a week ago I would have cancelled my Amazon pre-order.
That's bad for Amazon, and also for COD pre-order hype where they only track physical copies.