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On-disc DLC has been the subject of controversy over the past few years, and at least one publisher says it's reevaluating the strategy for future releases. Christian Svensson, senior vice president at Capcom, says the company has been listening to fan outrage and may change the way post-launch content is delivered in the future.
"We would like to assure you that we have been listening to your comments and as such have begun the process of re-evaluating how such additional game content is delivered in the future," Svensson wrote on the official Capcom blog. "As this process has only just commenced in the past month or so, there will be some titles, where development began some time ago and that are scheduled for release in the coming months, for which we are unable to make changes to the way some of their post-release content is delivered."
Svensson then explained that the upcoming action RPG Dragon's Dogma was already deep in production before this internal conversation started, so some – but not all – of the game's DLC will be contained on the game disc.
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In the words of Brütal Legend's Guardian Of Metal...
"It's about f*BLEEP*ing time!*
They better not have 20 pawns on the disc already.
Both MvC3 and SFxTk did pretty poorly if I recall the numbers correctly.
Capcom is failing because they fail to realize that incentivizing the purchase of their product through unlockables and replay value is a better route than engaging in exploitative practices.
The company deserves a change in management. They won't improve with the leaders they have now.
I don't think they get it. What we don't like, is that they're making full DLC before the game is even launched, and then selling it to us.
I feel like DLC should be one of two things. Either it should be ideas that get implemented later, after the player base has had a chance to play the game, (ie costumes, new modes, etc), or it should be expansion like content, (ie Elder Scrolls).
We should not have developers making a game, and then go, "Oh hey, I want to add this. We'll just wait a week and then charge $5 for it.". No, that content should be in the original game if it's something you wanted to add during the ORIGINAL development process.
Talk is cheap. Show me, don't tell me.
The whole reason for some DLC, is for the fact that there was not enough room on the disc for it. I don't mind paying for DLC but if you already have it on the disc... Why charge for it??
Thank you Capcom!. Bout' time someone responded to all the rage.