Capcom Re-Evaluating On-Disc DLC Policy
When gamers noticed that just about all of Street Fighter X Tekken‘s planned DLC was already available on the disc, there was a considerable amount of backlash directed at Capcom–especially over the 12 “DLC” characters that are already on the disc.
The company was quick to defend the decision, saying that the decision was made for the sake of compatibility. If someone were to opt not to buy the DLC, for example, they could still play against those characters online.
The move makes sense, but the reasoning did little in the way of comforting disgruntled fans. In response to all of the complaints, Capcom is now saying that it is “re-evaluating” its on-disc DLC policy–but don’t expect to see what comes out of that re-evaluation anytime soon.
Over on the Capcom Unity forums, Capcom USA senior VP Christian Svensson said that the company has been listening to its fans, and is looking on how best to approach DLC 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 said.
“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.”
One such game that Svensson is referring to is Dragon’s Dogma, which is due out next week. Svensson says that some, but not all, of the game’s DLC is already on the disc, and that the decision was made early on in the development process to ensure “certain content was made available.”
We may not see any changes go into effect anytime soon, but this is good news nonetheless.