DLC and how much we should (or shouldn’t) be paying in order to access it, that’s the question that has a variety of people across the industry having their say on the matter. Some argue the case for paying for extra content while others have said they that believe DLC should be free with Tekken Tag Tournament 2 producer Katsuhiro Harada being very forthright with his feelings on the matter. CD Projekt RED’s Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has now voiced his opinion in an interview with VG247 by saying DLC is a service that shouldn’t be priced.
His main problem is that the DLC isn’t long enough to justify the price and therefore should be free. He said: “We’ve always believed in free DLCs. 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.”
Tomaszkiewicz said this was the reason that CD Projekt RED offers expansions to their games for free as they are a “thank you” to people who legitimately buy the game instead of illegally copying it.
Do you think all DLC should be free or is some actually worth the money you pay for it? Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.