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Capcom intentionally left content out of game, to sell later as DLC

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Mar 2012 17:36 User comments (18)

Capcom intentionally left content out of game, to sell later as DLC Capcom has confirmed that they intentionally included but then locked out numerous features of the just-released Street Fighter X Tekken in an effort to later sell that content as DLC (downloadable content).
On the retail disc, the content is available but locked down, including 14 new unannounced characters and costumes, character colors, gems and quick combo presets.

To unlock all the characters will cost you $20, and Capcom will only make them available later this year after the game is released for the Vita.

Each alternate costume will cost $1 and the gems and colors will likely cost a bit less than that. Altogether, to unlock all the character and clothes and other DLC, it will cost gamers $120 for the content which already exists on the retail disc.

Additionally, Capcom advertised a multiplayer feature for the Xbox 360 but removed it right before launch, quietly. In fact, the feature, which is a mix and match of online and offline players for scramble battles and pair play battles, is still noted in the instruction manual.

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18 user comments

118.3.2012 17:42

Talking about raping your customers.

218.3.2012 18:03

Hate them all you want, it's a common industry practice that WORKS to make more money.

If you hate it that much, pirate it.

318.3.2012 18:52

Originally posted by ROMaster2:
Hate them all you want, it's a common industry practice that WORKS to make more money.

If you hate it that much, pirate it.
i do :)

418.3.2012 19:52

I bet someone will sue Capcom and I what's the point of having the special edition? Thought the special edition will have lots of features that the basic game doesn't have!!! The download content cost way more than the special edition!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Mar 2012 @ 19:53

518.3.2012 21:38

Epic has been doing this ever since Unreal Championship released for the original xbox. who gives a shit?? let the developer do what they please!

618.3.2012 22:53

Originally posted by stuntz0rZ:
who gives a shit?? let the developer do what they please!
It's still not right to do it. What's next you have to pay for each level of the game as you play it, plus the $60+ retarded amount you already have to fork over for these games. If these games where not so much then fine, but they are far from cheap. These dumb-asses wonder why they lose sales and people pirate there games. Who would spend an additional $120 on extras for street fighter? I am surprised people still even play, let alone pay almost $200 if they want the content on the disc back, on such a boring repetitive game.

719.3.2012 0:46

Last I checked you had the option to pay for it or not. Still I think its stupid to own the disc but not all the content. Seems like Capcom published CoD too.

819.3.2012 2:02

the whole point of dlc was to add bonus stuff that wouldnt fit on the media thats why its called dlc

919.3.2012 2:34
En0m1sh
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I dont give a shit about this game... but now if i try it anytime it will be pirated for sure! Thank you capcom you saved us all that money from buying this crap

1019.3.2012 8:01

Like the iPad, if someone is dumb enough to buy it, they deserve what they get.

1119.3.2012 9:44

Originally posted by elbald90:
Originally posted by ROMaster2:
Hate them all you want, it's a common industry practice that WORKS to make more money.

If you hate it that much, pirate it.
i do :)
Don't we all :)

1219.3.2012 9:53

Gonna laugh when someone figures out how to unlock it with a hack.

1319.3.2012 9:55

You may own the disc, but you do not own the software or content. Microsoft does the same with their OS. It's crap, but it's common practice with more and more game and software developers.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 19 Mar 2012 @ 9:55

1419.3.2012 10:09

This does not surprise me. Capcom has been doing this for years since the early days of street fighter. I can not think of how many street fighters games and revisions there are. Capcom has also recently done this with the super street fighter 4 edition and the exclusive AE (arcade edition). I find this game similar to Apples, Intel processors/motherboards and even in college textbooks how they seem to make the most minute changes and resell the product with a different name or title. This is capitalism at its finest.

1519.3.2012 11:39

Originally posted by Hardball:
This is capitalism at its finest.
Of course, you are only being sarcastic, but we know that this is Capitalism at it's worst. It is crony capitalism and it is identical to the "green" crony capitalism practiced by the White House Energy Department. And these exact tactics are what have given capitalism a bad reputation.
Most socialists hate capitalism because they were told to - no other reason. The only lessons they have ever received about it stem from the corruptions of it.

1619.3.2012 12:35

This is one of the reason why i almost always wait for games to fall in price before buying them ;)

1719.3.2012 14:03

Originally posted by kabledog:
Originally posted by elbald90:
Originally posted by ROMaster2:
Hate them all you want, it's a common industry practice that WORKS to make more money.

If you hate it that much, pirate it.
i do :)
Don't we all :)

Yep, and now we shouldn't feel bad about it.

1819.3.2012 20:41

time we all start playing mugen.


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