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Capcom Claims Resident Evil 5 Versus Mode Is Not A Key

The code for Resident Evil 5's versus mode feature is small, tiny for two competitive online modes. Seeing a 1.8MB file for Xbox 360 owners and a 351KB download on the PS3 led to discussion that the versus mode was not a new feature with its own budget as a Capcom previously commented.

Capcom Vice President Christian Svensson stands his ground and says, "Keys are 100K or less. It is not a key. We have said in the past, it uses assets from the disc (like levels, models, audio, etc.) but the code is new and does not exist on the disc."

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Dragun6193358d ago

So basically what your trying to tell me Capcom is that the content is there on the disc (like levels, models, audio, etc.) but the code is not? ...351KB to 1.8mb code and you couldn't release it as an update or a patch since you (Capcom) said the content is already on the disk?

Everywhere you look at it, it looks like a key to me.Seriously, all it does is reorganizes the content on the disk, set players pinned against each other, and places the Versus option in the main menu.
Heck maybe its already organized and they just needed to code up the menu for Versus which is reasonable as the DLC is 351kb to 1.8mb.

Capcom needs to stop with this DLC nonsense, I didn't see Activision charge for Zombie multiplayer mode even though they could have charged it as a DLC, they didn't, even Epic who released their 1gb Titian DlC pack for UT3, They released it for FREE. Seriously, And Street Fighter 4, WTF is up with charging me $4 for a key to unlock a Costume pack that is already on the disk...What the heck happened to just unlocking it for free by beating the game or something.
Capcom needs to revise their stragety on DLC and make Real DLC such as GTA4 Lost and The Dammed and Little Big Planet's MGS Paintinator Pack.

Bnet3433358d ago

If the assets are on the disc, then why the phuck charge for it? It's not like it cost money to make the Versus Mode unless you gotta pay the whole team to write a code which they didn't. Jesus christ what a bunch of morons. Phuck this man, I'm changing my avatar.

solidjun53358d ago (Edited 3358d ago )

Christian Svensson is full of bull-caca. Always has been and will continue to talk bull-caca from his mouth...errr...fingers.

"...it uses assets from the disc (like levels, models, audio, etc.) but the code is new and does not exist on the disc."

Ummmm...so the assets are on the disc and the code used is the "Key Code"? Hmmmm...that explains everything. EUREKA!!!

I think Svensson believes we are absolutely retarded.

ThanatosDMC3358d ago

Sure, we believe that BS...

SCThor3358d ago

lblVersus.visible=true

KRUSSIDULL3358d ago

Christian Svensson sound swedish is this guy swedish OMG its so embarasing :(

KenAdamsNSA3357d ago

Maybe if you guys knew anything about code you would understand that 1.86MB is perfectly appropriate for the amount of stuff actually added. If you don't like the DLC, don't buy it. I agree that the "above and beyond the initial scope" quote was a bit lame, but Capcom did not withhold the content from launch OR create an unlock key for Versus mode.

Think about Microsoft's certification process, which takes a few weeks, as well as QA, which are both checks that basically ensure that the code doesn't break the game. You guys are making way too big a deal out of this. This isn't overpriced horse armor. This isn't even a $10 mode. It's a measly $5 for a different mode that Resident Evil has historically never been known for including. If you guys are all dissing Versus mode anyway (even though you've never played it and it's actually pretty damn fun), shouldn't this not even matter to you? You guys are really making a huge fuss over something that "sucks"?

What a joke.

IaMs123357d ago

Dude for one that should not count as DLC at all. If they wanted DLC they should have added new maps and other modes along in a big pack with versus mode on it, then that would be DLC. Not just the coding to turn it on, and show a menu, its ridiculous. Sorry MS but your DLC is not the future give us FULL games, and DLC should be EXTRA stuff like the Fallout 3 stuff or map packs ill settle for.

pixelsword3357d ago

...It's a key and probably tracking software.

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LONEWOLF2313358d ago

lol, you took the words out of my mouth....lol

So yeah, you me and everyone else can smell the BS from 1000 miles away.

yz2503358d ago

now that i am in this thread let me put on my timberlands, because i don't want to step into all this bullsh1t with my sock feet :)

noprin3358d ago

is capcom joking with us?

Kain813358d ago

Capcom you cant fool the customers like this

RareNimbus3358d ago

Capcom can't fool the customers like that. bullshit!!!

Darkiewonder3358d ago

So basically they were just finishing up the game now and making us pay 5 dollars more for the mode? nice one Capcom.

jay23358d ago

Someone needs to hack a disc, read the code and find out for us.

RareNimbus3358d ago

"someone needs to hack a disc"

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