007’s latest cinematic adventure will not be heading to retail.
Activision has revealed that the Skyfall segment of upcoming shooter 007 Legends won’t be on the disc. Instead it will be released as DLC.
The publisher has previously announced 007 Legends will feature a single-player campaign that ties in classic Bond films with Daniel Craig’s next flick.
The latest release – detailing the new On Her Majesty’s Secret Service mission – reveals the Skyfall levels "will be available post-launch as free downloadable content".
007 Legends is due for release on October 19th, with the Skyfall DLC presumably following when the movie hits the silver screen on October 26th. Perhaps to avoid spoilers.
It’s an interesting decision, but not entirely unprecedented. Earlier this year, EA released a downloadable UEFA Euro 2012 expansion pack for FIFA 12, rather than a standalone retail release.