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Capcom rethinking future on-disc DLC policy

Senior VP at Capcom, Christian Svensson, has been on the publishers blog to discuss the future of on-disc DLC.

Capcom is one of the many publishers which has been slated by fans for including DLC on-disc and then charging to unlock it.

In his post Svensson covers many aspects of this controversial subject, while also revealing that the publisher “is in the process of re-evaluating how such additional game content is delivered in the future.”

Svensson goes on to say that since Capcom has only just started this process, some titles will still conform to the old way of thinking.

“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 title is Dragon’s Dogma,” he says, “where the decision to include some additional (but not all planned additional) game content for the game on disc was made at the beginning of the game’s development cycle as at the time this was determined to be the most efficient way of ensuring certain content was made available. Owners of Dragon’s Dogma will be able to further their gameplay experience with the release of additional quests, weapons and other items in the months following the game going on sale.”

Svensson concludes his post by saying that he “just wanted people to know in advance the whys, wherefores and where we’re going in the future. You are being heard. Thanks.”

What do you think? Is it a good thing that Capcom is re-evaluating this policy?

Edited On 15 May, 2012

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