We are planning to allow downloads for free, says Yamauchi
Free dlc will be the successful future of gaming.
I agree, some publishers are actually listening to their audiences.
Indeed, this is another great move on Sony's part.
It's technically not economical to just "give away" DLC. Think of all the hours devs spend on new content for nothing in return. Consumers might like it, but expect to see less DLC.
You really should listen to some of the stuff that the Witcher developers have to say about this stuff. Free DLC keeps the customers engage in the world and playing the game. It also creates positive word of mouth that keeps the game selling over a long period of time well after the game sales have peaked. This then allows the developer to sell full expansion packs to their customers and because so much of that content has been free before consumers are willing to support a developer that has treated them well. This is exactly the case for The Witcher series and why that game still tops the best selling list on Steam whenever it goes on a Steam deal. Developers have to think about being successful over the long term and that is not always about making money off of every piece of DLC they release. In the end, it is very good business to release free DLC because it keeps momentum going for expansion packs and the eventual sequel.
You want people to keep playing your game and not trade it in, thus not having copies out there on the 2nd hand market? Well keep giving stuff away to those that purchase it new to give them incentive to keep it. Seems pretty economical to me. For GT we're not talking super expensive level packs, just new cars or paint jobs, maybe a track or two if we're lucky. GT5 already does something like this with their challenge mode which always puts up new content for the player, although they are kind of repetitive at times.
@rainslacker It's already known that devs don't make ANY money from second hand games aka Used games. That why they sell DLC. To make a profit and keep players coming back.
Umm...yeah. That's my point. If you keep players coming back by continuing to provide them with content then they'll be less likely to trade in the game in the first place. With this, you'll have the paid DLC for those willing to pay for it, and the free stuff to keep people engaged. This in turn makes it so less are sold on the 2nd hand market, and then people are forced to buy the new copy if they want the game. Keeping value in a game is the only way to keep people from trading it in, unless there is some sort of block to prevent 2nd hand sale.
I actually see Sony first party studios taking the lead on this. Hopefully more developers and publishers see this as the future. This Gen we as gamers got screwed a lot. Hence why it wasn't my favorite generation this far.
I think they're only talking about dlc for new cars, I wouldn't say the other dlc like new tracks will be free
Wow, looks like all major Sony games may go down the free DLC route... I like it!
if the DLC going to be free why not have it in the game as a completed game no need for the DLC. come on YAMAUCHI think for a change. make full complete game = no dlc........ DLC only for lazy developers. in long run FREE is good.
Because usually dlc is made after release.. So you'd have to delay the game a ton.
@ GINSU if developers make a full completed game there is no need for DLC as i previously stated. this gen of gaming that's all we're getting DLC after DLC did not see that on ps1,ps2 games. so future games will ALWAYS!! be half complete for 60.00 and 10-15.00 more to be completed???? for 75.00 you get a full completed game. oh my goodness and SONY now trying to make it right by giving FREE content which should have been FREE from from jump.
I'm willing to accept that they'll somehow find a just a few more cars or tracks to add to the game. I mean It's not like more race tracks are a bad thing. Heck they're even graciously offering the new 2014 models. What more can you ask for?
Most of the DLC for GT5 was cars which hadn't been made in real life before, or hadn't been shown yet. The new corvette, the GT-R Yamauchi used at Nurburgring 24hrs, the new VW Scirocco etc. I assume the same will happen with GT6, especially as the GT Vision trailer showed they are working with manufacturers to create prototypes, so once they are made they will be put in the game after release. Tbh i like it, we get more new cars, and much more recent ones, to play with :)
Great news! Can't wait for this game
this is just for the vision cars, not the regular dlc
First Killzone Shadow Fall has free DLC, and now Gran Turismo 6? Well, you definitely have my attention Sony.
This game needs a ps4 release pronto. Free DLC along with the free KZSF DLC. Sony are hitting it out of the park atm.
The Sony's success is produced for the additional values that the company is giving to its users, is a great policy. For example the DLC policy, all the add content for Killzone and now GT 6 will be completely Free, is amazing how Sony is winning the consumers preference. :)
My god, Sony's went nuts! GG first, now Polythony It's a crazy world
Okay before everyone goes "z0mg!! FREE DLC!!!!! THIS GAME IS WINNARRR!!", understand that: 1) They are PLANNING to make DLC free. At no point did Yamauchi says ALL DLCs will be free. 2) The DLC in regards to being planned as free are Vision GT cars, which means the concept cars from certain car manufacturers. Not cars from real-life.
OMG !!!! FRRREEEE DLC !!!! O.O
To your second point: Many- most, I'd argue- concept cars have real-life equivalents. Just not productions models. Example: The Corvette in GT5 is a concept model, but it's the same car unveiled a few months ago. It's not the same as the production model, but it IS a real, physical car. The only vehicle I can think of that doesn't fit into that category- concept car with no real equivalent- is the X2010/2011.
Sony is trying to get rid of slc!!!!
I'm all for free dlc. Thank you Sony! Ill be sure to pick up this and Killzone Shadow Fall.
First Killzone now GT6. I hope this becomes a trend because the idea of free DLC is awesome.
Sony at least their 2 major games will have free DLC meanwhile Microsoft with Forza you have DLC (not Free) and Ryse have microtransiction and here you can see who is the Money Hungry Bitch. Sony You Have My Support
Forza has always offered free dlc for each car pack they release, I don't see them stopping now.
“For the Vision Gran Turismo cars we are actually planning to allow downloads for free” He's talking about the Vision GT content which are the concept cars designed by car manufacturers. (BMW,Benz etc) He doesn't mean every DLC for GT6. The title is misleading, got me all excited. *Rolls eyes*
Sony's first party devs are definitely thinking the right way with this.
This, should be the way to make people not to resale their games. Not by internet check-in.