Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ed Boon dismisses on-disc DLC for Injustice: Gods Among Us

Pictured: Nightwing, who will be in the game from the get-go and NOT DLC.
NetherRealm + on-disc DLC = no-go.

Capcom took a big hit in their fanbase when locked on-disc content was revealed in Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT). The company did themselves no favors by charging $20 or 1600 Microsoft Points for the 12 additional characters.

While fanboys took the bait as they always do, those opposed to it spoke out. Mortal Kombat and Injustice: Gods Among Us front man Ed Boon promises NetherRealm will not make the same shady business decisions as their rival.
"In Mortal Kombat we had downloadable characters. We want to come up with a way to push all that information onto people's machines so if I buy some character that was available for download, you would have it on your machine and I would be able to fight against you online. We're coming up with a great automated system to make sure I can use my character against anybody and everything's compatible. All of the DLC stuff will be downloadable. We're not going to have it on the disc already and you unlock it. We want to make sure we get it onto people's machines."

Fernando's POV: Capcom take notes. This is how you do DLC, not by having content already on the disc. You should have access to the content on the disc you purchased out the gate. I honestly don't hate Capcom. They've given us some great fighters for over two decades, but the way they do business is absolute crap and doesn't do any favors for the fans.