XMNR: A senior VP at Capcom revealed on Monday that the company is in the process of re-evalutating how it handles downloadable content for future games.
"One such title is Dragon’s Dogma, where the decision to include some additional (but not all planned additional) game content for the game on disc was made at the beginning of the game’s development cycle as at the time this was determined to be the most efficient way of ensuring certain content was made available." There you have it...
No guys, we shouldn't excpect good things from Capcom yet (concerning DLC). Now they will cut some content from the disc and sell it as DLC. Or maybe they will put locked DLC on disc (just like we have right now) + aditional and overpriced DLC at PSN/xbox live.
They will just say that then when the DLC download comes out for future titles, they will secretly add hi-res images of a c*ck and balls to the download until it adds up to a gig or so.
Lol I knew Dragons Dogma would be the same and thats exactly why I won't be buying it. Also they are going to re evaluate DLC. All that means is they just won't include it on the disk. They'll still rip out half a game like they did with RE ORC and charge 20 euros for it one month later. What makes me sick is how from the start of development for their titles they are thinking of DLC. Seriously no wonder all their games these past 3 years have been trash. How you gonna deliver a good titles when from the start your just thinking of how to make more money from the players.
I remember the incident with Lost Planet 2 when Capcom cut content to sell it later, because it couldn't fit on the 360 disc... That's what its called re-evaluating... Not gonna buy any Capcom game unless is used...
They say that since they only started re-evaluating last month, certain games will ship with on disc dlc because the have already planned it this way and are unable to remedy it at this late stage. One such game being Dragon's Dogma.
I have a solution for your dilemma Capcom, one that I'm sure never crossed your minds. . .keep the dlc on the disc and make it free. You're welcome.
Now your new and improved attitude towards on disc dlc need not clash with your inability to simply remove the content from the disc.
They should give out codes for that DLC if you purchase the game during the first week or two after release, then drop the price of the game a little but start charging for the DLC.
AKA How do we get more DLC onto the disc?
AKA how can we hide the DLC on the disc so consumers don't notice.
if this is true, this is the beggining of the return of the old Capcom, wich would be great.
Depends on how they reevaluate it.
not really what if the Re-Evaluate and decide they want to put even more disc locked content into their games
they would be committing suicide for themselves, unless the "fans" still support the shaddy on disk DLC and that would be sad.
Well, why not just unlock that content, make it free. Then simply do DLC the correct way? Careful analysis should show they have methods which can be put in place.
A few days ago they forecasted the sales for dragons dogma. It was not very good. Meaning they have little faith in it....in terms of sales. So you'd think as a marketing tool - offering the on disc dlc free might get some positive attention for the game. Increase sales a bit. But failcom see only $$$ symbols.
"A few days ago they forecasted the sales for dragons dogma. It was not very good." It was...it actually was what they always expected from it, ever since they announced it. And I'd be upset, if Dragon's Dogma didn't look like it already had enough game.
A year ago, they forecast the sales for Dragon's Dogma. It was the same number then that it is now. http://www.computerandvideo... "The company forecast 1.5 million sales for new IP Dragon's Dogma, which will arrive on PS3 and 360 in "early 2012"."
It will still take them years to rid of the Crapcom image they created this gen.
Done with capcom.
Too little too late for me I'm afraid. I can almost understand some of it like with DLC costumes for fighting games but locking 1/4th of the game for like six+ months is taking the piss. Even if they take out their DiscLockedContent they're still going to try and squeeze every last penny out of their once loyal fanbase as they can so imho they can still fuck off in my eyes.
They are probably thinking they aren't locking enough out of their games. I hate Capcom.
Re evaluating really now Cashcom i was a huge supporter to your games back then and im not cheap on DLC But only if its DLC that's worth ed which most of Cashcom games have not been IMO
Put more put more! We really won't hate you more than we hate you now. :/
Remember how much content PS2 and Xbox games had on disk? It was a thing called UNLOCKABLES that you get to earn in the game for extra content. Now the UNLOCKABLES for extra content cost money. It's a shame
Maybe they should re evaluate how they're ripping off their fans.
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