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Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (MvC3): Should DLC Characters be Free?

We have an interesting interview for you to read for those of you planning to pick up Marvel Vs Capcom 3 next year, as Capcom’s Christian Svensson has been answering a few questions on the debate surrounding extra characters via paid DLC.

The interview comes to you courtesy of EventHubs, as they had the chance to quiz Svensson on Capcom’s upcoming plans to charge extra for more characters after the game is released next Spring.

For those of you who are unaware, a debate has kicked off due to the fact that players will only receive the characers Jill Valentine (Resident Evil) and Shuma Gorath (Marvel Comics) if you purchase the special edition of the game. EventHubs were pretty blunt in expressing their annoyance over this to Svensson, and here is what he had to say in reply:

EH: ”I don’t agree with the decision to include DLC fighters in MvC3. This is just wrong”.

Svensson: ”Suffice to say, there are differing views on DLC. Everyone needs to decide whether there’s value in the offering or not and make your purchasing decisions accordingly. That’s true not just of MvC3, but of all games. As I’ve stated in prior interviews, DLC is part of the business model these days given the massive costs of production and can be the difference between a profitable product and an unprofitable product”.

As a prospective buyer of the game, do you feel hard done by that you’ll be getting your ass kicked by two characters which you won’t be able to use yourself until perhaps a month later? Capcom seem to enjoy the paid DLC-add ons, as they have followed similar trends with Street Fighter IV, and also that Versus Mode DLC unlock, which caused a storm when it was revealed to be already on the game disc.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it is a case of Capcom being greedy, or do you support the idea of having future players unlocked for a fee?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Nicolas
Nicolas

I think that DLC, especially characters should be free, or if not free, don't charge $5 for one character. It's fine if you are gonna have like 5 characters per $5 cause that's only a dollar per character but $5 for a single character. now that's just insanity.

Zero
Zero

Over priced..

Jack Robinson
Jack Robinson

I dont want to pay for the DLC unless i have to. its just that simple plus why would I pay for characters that probably suck in the first place.

Nathan
Nathan

Im alright with priced DLC. Free dlc is pretty hard to find for really good things so it seems a bit crazy to expect any less. However I do think the pricing is bit steep per character. But they have you by the short ones if you are really wanting new characters like I am.

eman
eman

Its true that we should get dlc from the moment we buy the game but I also understand thatit is a business and the object of that business is to make money. However, please don't us pay for bs dlc. Give us some characters worth our money. Don't treat customers like they have to buy your product cause we don't. Treat us like you need our money. Give us something to be excited about because the moment you start to bs your customers is the moment you start to lose business and you are in the business of making money… Read more »

anon
anon

So you're good with paying $5-10 extra for content they ALREADY PUT IN THE DISK just to screw your wallets more? seriously? I'm all for proper DLC packages, like DAO, ME series, and a few others… ones that the devs actually did something worth justifying the price tag… but dlc already ON THE DISK? you FUCKING kidding me? it's their way of knocking a $60 game into an $80 one… and that's where the problem lies… look at AC2.. BioShock… that shit… I pirated them.. and you may say I only use this as an excuse, but I'm buying real… Read more »

VXXXX
VXXXX

As long as we get DLC figthers for this game… I don't care! 🙂

josh
josh

my issue is that they are with holding game play on purpose. i buy games used all the time. but i often buy the dlc in order to support the industry. However, don't make me pay 60 bucks for a game that isnt quite everything they had planned for it. It means you can make a game take stuff out of it. the stick a price tag on it and call it dlc. I love dlc. but i also love it when it gives me stuff that isn't just bs. i bought the gold edditiion of resident evil 5. worth… Read more »

Owlman
Owlman

Although Capcom may be greedy, people don't understand that they've been paying for DLC already on disc for a long time already. It was first recognised through Bioshock 2, but its been happening since pretty much the begining of this gaming generation. I mean, I think even Soul Calibur had DLC on disc.
My point is, Capcom may be greedy for many reasons, but not for on disc DLC. Everyones doing it, and in the end its not a bad thing as it means those who buy the DLC won't be alienated from those who don't buy it.

TheTornadoTexasav
TheTornadoTexasav

CAPCOM just isn't greedy, there also full of themselves. SF4 was garbage, even if gamers won't admit it, they know it was the worst SF ever released. Then CAPCOM had the nerve to release SSF4 and charge you for DLC, I was really pissed. CAPCOM has a lot of nerves pulling these kinds of stunts. Had I played a demo of SF4, I never would have purchased the complete version. CAPCOM isn't stupid, they know exactly what they're doing and it's costing us the gamers big time. Further more SF4 had the worst graphics I've ever seen period, thought I… Read more »

Capcom Fan & Hater
Capcom Fan & Hater

Capcom is one of the greediest copperations out there… they are only lucky that their games are so popular… if not they wouldnt event dare to be doing any of this paid DLC crap!!!

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