The Divnich Debrief: The Implications of DLC

IndustryGamers: Most of us that have an Internet connection to our video game consoles have downloaded premium content for our games.

Downloadable content has the capacity to increase the life of a game dramatically. Often times online expansion packs and map packs become as much a part of the game as the shipped content, especially with the inclusion of additional achievements or trophies.

The implications of this extended game play are something brick and mortar retailers and competing publishers should take seriously, as the opportunity cost for purchasing paid downloadable content (PDLC) can often be the purchase of a physical retail game.

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