DLC Should be Free, Says The Witcher Developer
Written Thursday, August 09, 2012 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
CD Projekt RED believes that DLC should be free.
The Witcher 2 developer considers the majority of downloadable content and add-ons as a “post-sale service” and as such should be provided free of charge.
“We’ve always believed in free DLCs,” said CD Projekt RED’s Konrad Tomaszkiewicz. “The thing is that we consider DLCs as a normal post sale service, which shouldn’t be priced.
“Back when retail games were dominant, we had expansion packs. These were really large chunks of content, which were worth their price.”
“If today’s DLCs offered the same amount of content,” Tomaszkiewicz continued, “they would be worth paying for, but in most cases players think they are overcharged for what they receive.
That’s why we offer expansions to our game for free. This is also a way of saying ‘thank you’ to the people who decided to buy our game instead of copying it from an unauthorized source.”