Executives of the publisher behind Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto talk about business models, DLC, quality, and subscriptions.
Kind of comes across as "We're saying this to justify the fact we can't be arsed to make DLC expansions anymore and why we continue to milk GTA Onlne with MTs" First they defended themselves because they didn't think they "were either possible or necessary" https://www.eurogamer.net/a... Now they are kind of saying that it's because the believe the game was great to start with. https://media.giphy.com/med...
Don't get me wrong if the game is quality and has a great campaign and brings a great online multiplayer then I think dlc and stuff like that are ok because they gave us a full experience to begin with. I don't see why great game developers who put 5 plus years to deliver us an amazing experience can't have any dlc and online stuff which, "gamers still have a choice" to buy isn't ok. These devs deserve it. Now other games that are half assed that try an give us garbage and then try an add dlc to an already trash ass game with hardly no content is a no buy for me. Great devs gotta make their money some how.
This is why CDPR are my favourite developer and why Cyberpunk 77 is my most anticipated E3 game. First and foremost they make a great game. They then go and focus on expanding on that great game with equally as great content at a very reasonable price. Rockstar related, it's the most missed opportunity in recent memory not to expand on the amazing single player content in GTA 5.
You tell me how many games are supported 5 years after release with nothing but FREE updates. Yes there is an OPTION to buy shark cards or MT's, who cares? Don't even try to tell me it's a pay to win because no matter how many shark cards you buy, if you haven't played and unlocked upgrades or weapons, you can't buy them. I suppose they're greedy for being successful too, but hey, GTAV is the most successful game of this gen so they have to be doing something right. By the way, unsuccessful or unprofitable business's usually close down.
So basically some free small content here and there and everything else is fine and dandy No...just no
Traditional DLC ? , since when DLC is traditional ?, DLC started to annoy us gamers when gaming consoles were able to connect more easily to the internet and this cause to some gaming companies greed to increase exponentially, before the DLC the games were complete games with unlockables, still not everything is lost with this nonsense DLC term, there some companies like Guerrilla games, Naughty Dog and CD projeckt that knows how DLC should work, how it should distribute and maintain gamers happy in the end.
Because journalists can't care less for healthy industry they allowed it.
I agree... Make Games Great Again....!
fuk faggot and your dlc tradditional!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You left out the 1 in your exclamation points.
They’re correct about the base games needing to be great to begin with, something that games like Sea of Thieves and No Mans Sky clearly wasn’t.
Saddest part is that's becoming too far the norm. I'm not taking about day one patches, but just good content to begin with. Games launching, and fun is dlc to come later.
Exactly. I don’t DLC at all as long as they expand on an already great product. Frozen Wilds is a good example of DLC done right. Sea of Thieves’ DLC is a good example of DLC done wrong.
Sea of Thieves dlcs are free. So what is wrong about that?
So is gta
Garbage game that took almost 5 years to make, and carries about 3 hours of content in total, thus attempting to justify DLC.
@Dialga Have you played the game for yourself yet? And we are talking about DLC aren’t we? So what do the base game have anything to do with it?
Agreed, in all reality most games dont do dlc justice anymore.
So release some single player DLCs for GTA V then. Another new GTA won’t be coming until next gen at this point.
Good, RDR2 will likely be received well, then you can go on and make Undead Nightmare 2 :D
They sell finished games on launch so I can tolerate whatever view they have on DLC.
They HAVE sold finished games in the past. That may not continue if there's $ to be made. I sincerely hope they factor quality, content and value in future games. Rockstar HAVE been an outstanding dev over the years. RDR2 willl provide some insight. But I think GTA VI will be the clincher...
I don’t have any reason to believe they will stop. There has always been money to make lol.
Ahh, so they didn't like their own GTA V enough then, now I get it! :)
They’re just afraid that people will think that the main focus of RD2 will be multiplayer with a short single player and won’t pay $60 for it and pick it up used for $30 later on.
Not every developer can afford to spend 8+ years making a game great to begin with though.
That's why devs like Naughty Dog, GG and CDPR are some of my favorites!!!!!
I agree with that statement but it loses a lot of credibility coming from a company who supports MTs.
Good DLCs are called expansions. When you have a great game that was worth the money, you add something else worth the money. Not cosmetics, not skill point packs, not lootboxes that get rid unlockables that should be reward for playing, not £30 for ten hours worth of sparse, tagged on content. Not something that should have been in the game and been held back just for extra money. Make a complete game. Sell us more to enjoy if it's successful. Win.
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