"Gamers across the globe have been complaining over the speculation that the $5 Versus DLC is just a key code that unlocks content on the disc. Capcom has stated that Versus mode is something the developers came up with after production was well under way. However, many have been accusing Capcom of lying about the nature of the Versus DLC.
Many of our readers have criticized my story from a few days ago where I defended the Versus DLC. I actually didn't defend the DLC, but stated that considering the history of Resident Evil I would rather pay and have the Versus DLC then not have it at all.
No one ever dreamed that an online multiplayer mode for Resident Evil 5 would be released for the game let alone an online co-op mode, which is really more than anyone expected from the game. There's no denying it, a game like Resident Evil 5 is complete without an online component like Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. That is why I believe the developers when they indicated that the Versus mode was something that was developed later in development."