Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Team Ninja: DLC isn't right for fighting games

DLC? Please.

With Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5) on the horizon, Team Ninja has been making some waves. The company announced that while interactive lobbies are a no go, online tag battles would be in the game. Now they've dropped some interesting comments (via VideoGamer).

DLC is nothing new to the video game industry. Companies such as Capcom and Namco Bandai have used it for characters, skins, and other in-game items. Team Ninja is not a fan of this method of adding paid content.

See what the company's head honcho Yosuke Hayashi had to say, below.

“We don’t feel that it’s (DLC) right for fighting games. We feel like this is a kind of sport, and you don’t change the rules for sports. Everybody plays by the same rules. You don’t have a 14-player soccer game versus an 11-player soccer game. That’s just not fair. It’s a similar thing too if certain people have all these characters and others don’t. It makes it an unfair game, and we don’t think that’s the right way to go for fighting games."