In May 2009, I received a survey from Sony about Crash Commando. The survey was asking, among other things, my appreciation of the game but also what I'd like to see as DLC. The survey proposed several DLC choices, including new maps, new characters, new weapons and new modes.
And few weeks ago, in late August, 5 months after this survey, Sony released on the PlayStation Store two DLC packs, one including new maps and a new mode for 2.99€ ($2.99), and another one including new playable characters for 1.49€ each ($1.49). There are certainly other players that received this mail (it's a survey after all), but it's not really hard to see the link between the survey and the DLC release.
So, what do I mean? What's the matter with RagDoll Kung Fu? Well, that's very simple. I received few minutes ago a PlayStation mail regarding a survey about Rag Doll Kung Fu, what do I think about this game, would I recommend it to friends, how many times I play video games, and...
... What I would like to see as DLC. Games like Fat Princess get very popular even before their release, It is legitimate to see Sony planning DLCs in order to benefit of that hype. But in some other PSN games cases, they become more successful than expected and Sony can't ignore it, and they plan to release DLCs some months after their release (Crash Commando released in Europe in December 2008 and the survey came in May 2009. Rag Doll Kung Fu released in April 2009 and the survey came in September 2009).
So, if that survey is not only an innocent way to know what PS3 gamers like to play on PSN, we should expect to see new Rag Doll Kung Fu DLC, certainly two packs (one with new characters, one with new maps and modes) coming in the next couple of months. It took 5 months after the survey to release the Crash Commando DLC, so if Media Molecule follow the same development process, the DLC for Rag Doll Kung Fu will probably release in February or March 2010. Hang on !