Capcom Wants $20 For On-Disc Street Fighter X Tekken DLC
Several months back, Capcom managed to spark the ire of a lot of gamers thanks to the revelation that Street Fighter X Tekken shipped with 12 “DLC only” characters on the disc. In essence, they wanted people to pay not for new content, but for the privilege of accessing content they had already purchased. This came just a few weeks after Electronic Arts brazenly sold day one Mass Effect 3 DLC that turned out to include crucial content already on the disc, and Capcom collected a lot of lingering anger over the issue.
They also appeared to understand why this was a problem, and they gave vague promises to evaluate their DLC policy for the future. Alas, 2 months later it seems the evaluation is back, and the verdict: Same ol’ same ol’. Capcom has confirmed at EVO 2012 that the 12 ‘DLC’ characters, characters that can be unlocked and made completely playable with hacks, will be available for whatever you call it when you’re not actually downloading anything on July 31, for $20.00.
So yeah, Capcom has already sold you a disc with these characters installed. And with hacks, they’re already fully playable. And Capcom has endured a mountain of criticism for this practice. And they still think you’re gullible enough to pay $20 to acquire what they already sold to you. Brilliant. Really, this is just a super deal. So, if you are the sort of person who doesn’t think this sounds like a total rip off, then you can spend your money and get Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy, and Sakura from Street Fighter, amd also Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson, and Lei Wulong from Tekken.
But seriously guys, don’t do it. I don’t say this to throw a fit, and I certainly would like to see Capcom continue to make games. But if you buy this ‘DLC’ pack, you are confirming that letting developers rip you off is a sound business model.