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All Street Fighter V DLC will be available for free

Capcom has revealed that all Street Fighter V DLC will be available for free, with players able to earn all of the extra content in-game.

“Street Fighter V will be the first iteration in the franchise where it is possible for dedicated players to earn all gameplay related content (such as characters) for free, simply by playing the game. Long gone are the days of forced Super and Ultra upgrades! Enjoy free balance updates as soon as they become available, and find and choose the post-launch characters that you want to get.

“Players also have more freedom in their decisions, as they only need to purchase or earn the content that appeals to them. This will also create more long-term engagement, because the more you play the game, the more you are rewarded and can earn new content. The player base is never shrunk by requiring a paid update like in years past. Players can take a break from the game, but then come back at any time and continue to play with the characters they already own, with the newest gameplay balance.”

How this works is that playing the game will earn ‘Fight Money’, which can then be used to acquire any of the DLC, including extra characters, although the option is still there to buy in-game currency that fulfils the same purpose if you can't be bothered with the slog.

"The initial release is the only disc you will ever need to own,” Capcom community manager Peter Rosas said. “All balance and system adjustments will be available for free. All post-launch gameplay related content will be earnable for free by playing the game."

Street Fighter V is out next year.

Edited On 20 Jul, 2015

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Turniplord 2 years ago
so it's going to be a 40 quid game with a pay-2-win model. Where you can buy the DLC or grind for many hours to unlock it at a very slow pace. 90% of people will just buy the content or not buy the game at all knowing it is going to have pretty much microtransactions in it - having them means they have artificially made it harder to gain certain unlocks.

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