Capcom ‘Re-Evaluating’ Their On-Disc DLC Plans

May 14, 2012 by  

Capcom Re-Evaluating On-Disc DLC

Capcom has gotten into some hot water among gamers lately for releasing their games with locked on-disc content. The most recent game from Mega Man‘s house to be found guilty of this crime was Street Fighter X Tekken, which featured 12 new characters that players had to pay for before being able to access them. Is this a sign of the company’s plan going forward? Possibly not.

The questionable decision is where the controversy begins, and Capcom even fired back against complaints stating that there was no difference between DLC and on-disc locked content outside of the delivery method.

They have since changed their stance, according to the company’s Senior VP Christian Svensson. Svensson has assured disgruntled followers that they “are being heard” by the company. Better yet, he confirmed that (while a few upcoming games will feature unlockable on-disc content) Capcom is “re-evaluating” the entire method in which they distribute additional content:

“We’ve been getting several questions, here and elsewhere about the future of on-disc DLC. 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. 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.”

Some future games that are prepping to ship in the coming months from the dev, more specifically Dragon’s Dogma, will still include the immensely unpopular addition of on-disc paid content. Of course, all Capcom would be doing by changing up their DLC method is making it less obvious that they had additional content ready at launch.

I suppose it’s better than being forced to buy an entirely new game for a handful of additional characters though. Not that they’d try something that ridiculous.

How do you feel about the use of locked on-disc content? Is there ever a situation when the decision might make sense, or is this where you draw the line on micro-transactions?

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Source: Capcom

Tags: Capcom, PC, PS3, Wii U

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  1. Seeing is believing and Capcom is going to have to SHOW that they’re not talking a bunch of crap. To be honest, it’s getting harder to even care what they’re doing any more. I’m ready for the company to go bellyup and be done with it.

  2. It’s a line not to cross, but when discs go away it will become a moot point. This is our glimpse into a pretty lame future.

  3. So Capcom is basically saying “we are sorry for actually showing that we had the content stored on the disc maybe next time we will be nice and take that content out and sell it the next week as real DLC”.

  4. So basically “Sorry we did it that way. From now on we’ll hold on to the finished content and sell it to you via digital download later on.”

    • Oops didnt read the comment before mine. I agree with him^^

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  6. i wonder what DLC is planned for DMC, i haven’t heard of anything at this stage and it would be pretty weird for these idiots not to try and squeeze more cash out of their fans with day one DLC (something pointless and stupid like original dante character skin would seem fitting enough).

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    • There is already hate going out for DMC because of how Dante looks, the way how the game looks, and the overall guesstimations of how the games story will play out. I highly doubt capcom will send that much DLC for DMC because of this antihype it will just ruin their sales figures and thats all they really care about. If its any type of DLC though it will probably be something that the customer would not care for such as a skin or a early unlock. (This is probably why you haven’t seen any DLC for it)

  7. Knowing capcom, they just won’t load it on the disc and wait a couple of months.

  8. I hope that we don’t all get caught up in the delivery method here, Capcom. I’ve been gaming for nearly 25 years, so I can recall a time when developers had to deliver a “full & complete” gaming exeprience. DLC in my opinion should be “extra” features and content “added on to” a full and complete gaming experience. If the gaming industry chooses to continue on this path of using the net to milk gamers, I’ll be forced to take up a more mature hobby, like golf. Don’t do this to me Capcom, okay?

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