Capcom says on-disc and off-disc DLCs are the same

The notion that you’d have to pay extra for a DLC that’s already on the game disc that you purchased is appalling. A recent example of this is BioWare’s Day-1 DLC for Mass Effect 3, where a character was already coded inside the disc. Fans have been very upset about this practice, but BioWare doesn’t seem to think so.

And now, we can add Capcom to the list of companies that do not think they’re dicking their fanbase around with on-disc DLCs. They have responded to upset fans who have filed a complaint to the Better Business Bureau for on-disc DLC characters in Street Fighter X Tekken.

While Capcom is sorry that some of its fans are not happy about the chosen method of delivery for the DLC, we believe that this method will provide more flexible and efficient gameplay throughout the game’s lifecycle. There is effectively no distinction between the DLC being ”locked” behind the disc and available for unlocking at a later date, or being available through a full download at a later date, other than delivery mechanism.

Fans seem to disagree, and in large numbers. There IS a difference between making fans pay for a DLC that’s NOT on the disc and making them pay for something that’s ALREADY on the disc. It’s just bad business.

Just imagine if the movie industry decides to use this practice with Blu-ray/DVD movies. That means they’ll have deleted scenes/commentary already on the disc, but will lock it and charge you later for it.

Capcom, what are you thinking?

Source: Cinemablend

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