Gaming Capcom Backs On-Disc DLC Delivery Method Despite BBB Complaints

Discussion in 'Articles' started by x3sphere, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. x3sphere

    x3sphere Administrator Staff Member Enforcer Team

    Capcom's caught quite a bit of flak over its decision to include DLC content on production discs, later activated by purchase of an unlock code. While some disgruntled purchasers have taken the issue to the BBB (Better Business Bureau), Capcom has no plans to change its delivery method.

    "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," wrote the publisher in response to a BBB complaint over Street Fighter x Tekken.

    "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[...]

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  2. eldiablov

    eldiablov Contributor

    Surely this is against some sort of EU consumer law.
  3. Moose

    Moose Meta Moose

    This seems quite unashamedly greedy.

    Why do you think that?
  4. slicer4ever

    slicer4ever Coding random shit

    it's only going to get worse if capcom is successful with this little stint.
  5. Trigun

    Trigun That guy, who Records Music.

    Eh, in this case I agree with Capcom. It saves having to pay for another full copy of the game. And they can make the required balance changes with a downloadable update when the "Super" patch DLC is released.

    Of course all this depends on how much they are going to charge for the "unlock"
  6. eldiablov

    eldiablov Contributor

    Because the EU, for all their faults, are normally pretty good at protecting consumers.
  7. KezraPlanes

    KezraPlanes Just some dood

    Here is a statement I can get behind.

    CAPCOM forgets that DLC is meant to be "Downloadble Content" not "On-disc content". If you want to go that route, fine, but at least don't fucking lie to your customers. DLC has a bad enough rep as is.
  8. Robby

    Robby Los Doyers!

    Developers should just not include the content on disc and just save it til after release so people won't get mad about it being on disc already.
  9. Craig Fairfax

    Craig Fairfax illuminati Vereran

    Because its Capcom this move doesn't surprise me... doesn't really upset me either.
  10. Hellcat

    Hellcat Staff Member

    Why do people still consider buying C(r)apcom titles anyways? They aren't even good....
  11. bnaughty18

    bnaughty18 New Member

    Cashcom! booooo! :p
  12. KezraPlanes

    KezraPlanes Just some dood

    Wait! I can think of an actual good franchise they have right now!......................................................

    Gimme a few years. xD
  13. slicer4ever

    slicer4ever Coding random shit

    ...I do enjoy the resident evil franchise...
  14. KezraPlanes

    KezraPlanes Just some dood

    I used to...
  15. Robby

    Robby Los Doyers!

    Monster Hunter...

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