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Capcom may be regretting putting download content on the game disc for Street Fighter X Tekken.
The DLC was supposed to start rolling out this April, with the 12 additional fighters made available after the PlayStation Vita version launches this fall. Xbox 360 hackers, however, have already accessed the content and have begun playing locked fighters online. Videos are already surfacing on YouTube capturing the action (see below).
Capcom's SVP Christian Svensson acknowledged the problem and says they are working with Microsoft to track down and ban the hackers.
"Yes, we're seeing news of this. Quite ballsy for folks to be taking hacked Xbox 360s on Live where they are detectable," he said. "In any event, we already have opened channels of communication with MS on these issues Friday night. If you can capture screens or video of this in action (as some have already) we're working on bans for boxes and accounts with MS for haxxors."
Capcom previously said Blanka, Sakura, Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Alisa, Bryan, Christie, Jack, Lars and Lei will all become downloadable for the console version of the game for $20.
Doesn't suprise me.
I think making people pay for content thats already on disc is just as bad as releasing a super deluxe ultra arcade edition and making people pay for an entirely new game when they could've just released a simple DLC. Just another underhanded tactic by Capcom. I'm with the hackers on this one.
LMAO EPIC FAIL CAPCOM! KUDOS TO THE HACKERS!
This means these characters were already developed while the game was shipped. They've been holding out to make more cash in the end. This is pure robbery. I am glad the hackers are exposing them they should do it with more games
Yep, on-disc DLC needs to be handled like this
I don't mind day one DLC or patches, But this is pretty much saying, We'll take you $60 for the disc, and then to unlock everything else, we'll require even more money.
ugh hackers, the scum of the earth. However, it was a pretty big fail on capcoms part as well. Content ON the disc IS NOT DLC, at least imo.
Capcom I used to love you so much with all your great games but after so many edition of SFIV, the disappointment of MVC3, and now this, I'm just not sure anymore.
When will companies realize nickle and diming their customers is not the way to go. Doing something like this may generate some extra income in the short term but in the long run it drives away repeat customers. DLC in theory has been around for years...it was called expansion packs. But now for some reason instead of being a way to keep a game alive and offer fans more of a game they love it is just a way to bleed the consumer of cash.
At least there are some companies that still value the end user like Valve...look at all the content they have added to TF2 for free...shame they are the odd ones though.
If Capcom would treat DLC LIKE DLC, then there would not be any problems with gamers hacking the disc to unlock these characters. Just stop locking out portions of the game on disc and make people pay for parts of a game and we'll all be happy.
Pretty soon, I'm going to start seeing the menu screen or startup sequence on sale for $10.
Kudos to these Hackers for figuring out there was more content on the disc that they bought and for figuring out how to use it. Anything that throw a monkeywrench into this On-Disc-DLC crap is fine by me.
The hackers defiantly have a case this time disk embedded dlc is absolutely redonkulous. Its worse than the games that let you purchase unlockables early because you are too lazy to play the game and even that would have made more sense than charging 20 bucks for dlc than is already on the disk. Hats off to you hackers thanks for not crashing my plans to play online tonight.
all I got to say is, good job hackers. maybe Capcom will learn from this and others also?)