Some folks will likely take issue with this announcement because, back before the launch of WWE2K17, Goldberg was touted as being an exclusive bonus for folks who pre-ordered the game. With the whole practice of pre-ordering games in a perpetual state of debate these past few years, it's not surprising that a pre-order bonus suddenly being available for a fee is turning a few heads.
For folks who didn't pre-order WWE2K17 and felt like they were missing out, this news is likely worth celebrating. But for those who felt like they were being rewarded for their early adoption of a game with a virtual perk, it likely rings with a sour note. Still, as far as DLC goes, Goldberg ain't exactly cheap. If you want to add him to your copy of the latest WWE game, it'll set you back a full $4.99.
And, in case you need a little extra convincing, I guess, here's a look at Goldberg in action.
According to the official announcement, Goldberg's release as DLC is "in honor of the upcoming real-life Survivor Series" match that will pit the flesh and blood Goldberg against the human mountain known as Brock Lesnar. With Lesnar already in WWE2K17, you can now recreate this upcoming match in-game by simply forking over five bucks for Goldberg.
For that moolah, you'll be getting two versions of the iconic grappler, including his looks from the WCW and the WWE. The Goldberg pack also includes a couple of extra WWE2K17 goodies, namely the WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas to wrestle in. It's available across all versions of the game, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
In case you're planning on watching the for-realsies bout between Lesnar and Goldberg, you'll want to tune in for Survivor Series come Nov. 20.
As for the previously exclusive pre-order content becoming for-pay content, we'd be really interested in hearing what our readers think. This kind of thing isn't exclusive to WWE2K17, of course, so what are your thoughts on the practice in general? Are you frustrated, or do you consider it just part of the gaming ecosystem these days. Let us know in the comments below.