Over the last few years different companies have made purchasing DLC for your games easier. While most of us with credit cards tend to just plug it into the console and make our DLC purchase from the comfort of our own home, there are a few people out there for a myriad of reasons can’t do that. Instead, those people usually have to go to a store like GameStop to purchase their DLC, and let’s face it, it can get cumbersom since what you end up purchasing is a 25-digit card that you end up having to plug into your console with a controller.
GameStop is looking to change that. Yesterday evening the company announced a new service that will allow a person to purchase the DLC in store and by using their smartphone they can associate the DLC to their account. Supposedly you’ll also be able to have your console start downloading the DLC as well, but I don’t know how well that’ll work when most people leave their system off when they’re not using it.
Unfortunately it’s only going to be available for the Xbox 360 at launch. However, the company does see the system expanding to other systems, as it’s “GameStop specific, and it works with any code” says GameStop President Tony Bartel. At this time no date has been announced about when GameStop’s new DLC system will be released, though it should be soon.