Capcom Defends On-Disc Downloadable Content
Written Monday, April 02, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Capcom has moved to defend its decision to include post-launch DLC on-disc, saying that it makes no difference where premium downloadable content is stored.
Responding to complaints made to the Better Business Bureau regarding locked Street Fighter X Tekken content, Capcom said that the decision was made in order to offer more "efficient" and "flexible" gameplay.
"At Capcom, we value our customers and make every effort to resolve customer complaints," says the statement. "SFxT has an enormous amount of content, fully developed and available for play and enjoyment immediately on-disc. Given the 38 characters available for full play, as well as multiple play modes, SFxT provides great value for all players from day one.
"While Capcom is sorry that some of its fans are not happy about the chosen method of delivery for the DLC, we believe that this method will provide more flexible and efficient gameplay throughout the game's lifecycle.
"There is effectively no distinction between the DLC being 'locked' behind the disc and available for unlocking at a later date, or being available through a full download at a later date, other than delivery mechanism."
Included on the Street Fighter X Tekken disc are 12 additional characters that cost 1600 MSP to access. As is the way with on-disc DLC, many gamers are not happy about it. Which brings us to the question: Were you angry? And has Capcom’s explanation made you feel any different?