Gearbox: On-Disc DLC Is “Horses–t”
Gearbox senior producer Sean Reardon believes there’s a clear distinction between on-disc DLC and day-one DLC — and that there’s no excusing on-disc DLC.
Reardon, who produced the first DLC for Borderlands, explained that day-one DLC can have a reasonable justification:
“I can imagine a situation where the game is in certification for 5 weeks before it comes out. It’s actually off our hands. Day one feels different to me than on-disc. On-disc means that at the time of going into certification I’ve done extra work and decided, you know what? I’m not going to give you that. I’m going to cordon that off and ask you for more money later on. There’s a line there.
“I’m going to go home and I’m not going to get my $60 worth. Then they’re going to charge me more to unlock the thing I should’ve gotten the first time. That’s horseshit. That’s actually horseshit. And I firmly believe that.”
Amen, brother. It’s nice to hear a developer put it so plainly.