Capcom Rethinking Policy Of On-Disc DLC
One of the most contentious issues for Capcom since the beginning of this generation has been their tendency to lock a portion of the content that comes on the game disc in order to sell it later as DLC. It’s a dirty tactic, but completely understandable through the eyes of a big business simply trying to maximise their profit. It seems however, that all the complaining has finally been heard at Capcom HQ, as the company is reportedly re-evaluating the way that additional content is handled. The latest Capcom Unity Blog reveals this information, courtesy of Senior Vice President, Christian Svensson:
“… 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.”
It’s certainly a step in the right direction, and hopefully it will lead to the publisher being viewed in a more positive light. On the other hand, isn’t it really quite as criminal to have DLC ready and waiting in the wings day and date of release as many other companies do? One way or the other, it’s a move designed to appease the fans because, at the end of the day, they’re the ones that will keep you afloat.