Here’s a surprise; a Capcom game with DLC that’s locked on the disc. When has that ever happened before? Data-miners who took apart the contents of the retail disc have discovered that there’s content hidden behind an eventual pay wall.
“No Hope is a difficulty in the game which is currently only accessible via modding,” the hackery types proclaim on YouTube. “One of the files refer to the mode as DLC (there’s also other DLC referred to, like 2 map packs (total map count will be 10), 4 multiplayer game modes and coop for Ada campaign). No Hope is the only DLC which is on disc, the other DLC is only partially on disc.”
Capcom’s recently been under fire for the practice of charging consumers for obfuscated stuff that’s already in their games, most recently with Street Fighter X Tekken. All of the game’s post-release DLC characters were found to be residing on the disc, waiting for you to pay for the privilege of using them.
Back in May, the furore surrounding it forced Capcom to re-evaluate its DLC policies – but it looks like nothing’s changed yet. Of course, Capcom’s provided reasons for the content already being there, citing “technical reasons.”
“We still have unannounced DLC for RE6 that will be revealed in the coming months and while virtually all such content will not be on the disc there will be one piece of content, that for technical reasons, requires the use of a combination of newly downloaded data and data that is included on the retail game disc,” the company said in a statement.
I have zero problems with DLC in general, but the practice of charging people for things that they already have is inexcusable, no matter what apologists have to say. If content is complete and on the disc when the game ships, it should be included in the game.
Last Updated: October 9, 2012