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Submitted by Aclay 896d ago | news

BioWare: Some Players Want Day-One DLC

Gamasutra- Fernando Melo, director of online development at BioWare Montreal defended day one DLC for BioWare titles as part of his GDC Europe talk this week, explaining that "players want more content, and they want it now -- the problem is that there is no single 'now', so it should be there when they're ready for it."

Given that some players can take months to complete a game, while others can blast through games in a matter of days, this means that providing extra content from the get-go is the only real way to fulfill all players' expectations. (BioWare, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

zeal0us  +   896d ago
I don't mind Day 1 DLC long as its free to anyone who buys the game new regardless of edition/version.
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ATi_Elite  +   896d ago
Some Players Want Day-One DLC
Sure as long as it is FREE!!
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Edward75  +   896d ago
One thing that makes sense IS the fact that some people destroy a game in 1 or 2 sittings. Those people need to get dlc right away, or they will never ever get it.
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Megaton  +   896d ago
Some players are mentally handicapped.
Xof  +   896d ago
Anyone who's still a Bioware fan at this point certainly qualifies.

So... I guess they're justified in this? Morons want day-1-DLC, and morons are the only demographic they've got left.
BeAGamer  +   896d ago
yes but a MAJORITY of consumers don't want to be milked!

day 1 dlc should always be included on the disc from the get go, no ifs and buts about it
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Bimkoblerutso  +   896d ago
Of course, they mean as opposed to putting a wealth of content and unlockables in the FINISHED product to begin with. God forbid they ever do THAT anymore...
iamlegend9999  +   896d ago
I wouldn't mind. After you complete the game you've bought. There is more for you to do then. Instead of trading in your game or something. More content, make me happy.
neonlight45  +   896d ago
I'll pretty much wait for the GOTY edition of most games from now on.
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ghostman123  +   896d ago
The thing with Day-One DLC is it makes the player feel like the game they have is incomplete if there's content released on the same day that could have been in the game but isn't. Even if the game they bought was the full, complete game, it won't feel like it.

But let's be honest, it probably IS taken from the game. Look at From Ashes DLC in ME3. There was code on the disc that showed he was packaged with it. He wasn't an afterthought, he was created at the same time as everything else, then stripped and sold separately.
aiBreeze  +   896d ago
Well some people (I can only assume) like school girl rape simulators, it doesn't mean you should go make them. Apples and oranges for sure but really, who actually needs day one DLC? You just spent £40/$60 on a game that should in theory be jam packed with content, save the DLC for something to look forward to in the future.
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MacDonagh  +   896d ago
Utter nonsense. ME3 took out a central character and forced fans to fork out more money to get the full experience. Day-one DLC is a pre-planned, drawn out process usually in production alongside the main content of the game. It all depends on the script, the layout of the game and the way the content is designed but you simply should never gouge out a character simply to cash in on a fanbase because in the end; you'll lose that fanbase.

And Bioware may have already lost them.
KaBaW  +   896d ago
I doubt anyone REALLY wants day one DLC. Besides, there are many people who have no internet.
There's so many people who cannot get the day one DLC, which should be included on the disc.
Though, sure, it always helps to be free for those that can and want to get it said day one DLC..
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No Way  +   896d ago
Bioware .. you silly.
Kryis  +   896d ago
That's just utter nonsense.. Day one DLC makes no sense what so ever, to have.
Most of the time, anyway, you cannot access the DLC right away, although some you can.
Though, most of the time DLC instantly accessed isn't really necessary to the game.
But, things like a character (ME3, BL2) that are charged, is just annoying. No one wants that.
Deadpool616  +   895d ago
First time I've seen a majority of the comments in agreement. Outstanding! :)

Day 1 DLC tells me that these developers still don't know how to use DLC properly.
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