We have some interesting news to bring to those of you who are looking forward to picking up Dark Souls 2 next year. If you were looking forward to seeing Dark Souls 2 DLC after the game comes out, you may be in for a disappointment – although the reasons for this have become a fascinating debate.
We all know that the majority of game developers cannot get enough of DLC. It has become a major way of making extra income for a company after release, regardless of whether it is in the best interests of customers buying the content.
Dark Souls 2 is going to be developed by From Software again, the same Japanese based developer that brought us the first game. In an interesting interview though, Takeshi Miyazoe from the development team said that DLC isn’t a priority for them.
In fact, it now looks likely that we won’t see any Dark Souls 2 DLC at all, simply due to the fact that the developer wants to include every piece of planned content into the final package that ships on disc. To pick out one refreshing quote for you, just have a read of this:
“For Dark Souls 2, we don’t even expect any additional downloadable content because we want to deliver a full game, the full experience, to fans who purchase the package from day one.”
It goes without saying, that we wish other developers had this view. It seems like these days are well and truly over though with the focus still very much on DLC as we enter the next-gen era.
Will you be picking up Dark Souls 2 in March 2014? Give us your reaction to the statement above – without naming names, is it essentially pointing fingers at other developers and publishers?