Do Developers Not Understand The Purpose Of DLC?

This generation of gaming has given the developers the opportunity to extend the life of their games via the concept of downloadable content. Downloadable content, or DLC, comes in various forms. The first and most important is in the form of extending single and multi-player experiences. How many times have you completed a single player game and put it aside because there is nothing else to explore? Or with multiplayer games, how many times have we played the same map? With DLC, developers have the ability to create new playable content which is a breath of new life to their games. Some single player DLC ranges from exploring new dungeons to playing with a new character. As for multiplayer games, map packs are the greatest advantage to DLC. From the launch of Call of Duty to the next launch in the entry, gamers have the ability to continue playing their favorite multiplayer game because of map packs. This is the best case scenario of utilizing DLC for the benefit of us, the gamers.

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-Mika-2157d ago

Another entitled gamer who doesn't know how DLC works.

Temporary2156d ago

DLC was a good idea in theory. But greed always creeps in as a factor and then becomes the benchmark.

HarryMasonHerpderp2156d ago

Developers have completely abused the system and just used it to turn us gamers into cash cows and they're going to push and push until we stand up and say enough is enough. The only way to do that is to not buy their games and that's never going to happen.
Next gen is going to get a lot worse trust me.
This could be the last gen of being able to buy a full game and be able to do what you want with it.
I hope I'm wrong I really do but developers using DLC to rip us off are the majority now.
In my opinion ^_^

Christopher2157d ago

Do gamers not understand the purpose of DLC?

Christopher2157d ago

Essentially. It's a way for them to make more money. You can guarantee that the amount of work involved in making DLC is much less than the cost in comparison to the game itself.

Cost to make game - $20m
Cost of game - $60

Cost to make DLC - $500,000
Cost of DLC - $10

It's all about making more money with less work. The only downside they have is that their target audience is limited to those that own it. But, having DLC tends to encourage higher game sales.

legendof1172157d ago

This guy acts like he has an idea what goes on in the business. Terrible, terrible writing.

Baka-akaB2157d ago (Edited 2156d ago )

I think they knew from the start the purpose . It's apologists back in the day , that wanted to believe otherwise , and used the "if you dont like it dont buy it" excuse .

Now it's not working as intended as more and more content get thrown as dlc eh ? And you gotta act happy and grateful when you are getting for free stuff that were there in most ps2 era games lol .

mephish2156d ago

the only DLC i hate is console exclusive or store exclusive.

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