Harada Resisting Paid DLC For Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Written Tuesday, July 10, 2012 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 won't be getting any paid DLC if Tekken Game Director, Katsuhiro Harada has anything to do with it, but apparently he's currently under pressure from Namco Bandai to consider paid content for the next instalment in the Tekken series. Harada would sooner walk than agree to making paid DLC, however.
"If I was given the choice to include paid DLC or quit Namco, I would maybe quit,” Harada told Eurogamer. “Or maybe I would just say 'get someone else to deal with this'"
Namco Bandai apparently wants paid content for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 though, possibly akin to the kind of DLC you can buy for Tekken stablemate Soul Calibur V, consisting of paid character items, BGM packs and extra fighters, like Dampierre.
"Actually this is something my bosses have been asking me for quite a while now – what are our plans for DLC? How much money can we make? They are a company, obviously, in it to make money," Harada added. "So it's something I'm continually asked even now. But I haven't changed my stance. If you're making a fighting game, all of the elements necessary to enjoy it should be on the disc, or should at least be available for free."
Harada went on to state that he would consider paid DLC, but only if it was in order to provide something that wasn't a vital core element of the overall game experience. "If there's something that's not necessary, if it just enhances the entertainment value," Harada suggested. "For example, a lot of fans have been asking for previous soundtracks. Fans have said they'd want to buy that.
“So maybe if we make those available, or some of the past ending movies. These are ideas that aren't essential to enjoy the game, and might be available for purchase."
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is out this September.