At Capcom’s official forums, a vice president of the company called “BS” on those who complained.
When Capcom announced last week that “Resident Evil 5“’s first DLC would be competitive multiplayer modes released in “a few weeks,” many gamers didn’t jump for joy; instead, they complained and wondered why the mode wasn’t included in the original disc, which was just released Friday.
In response to a forum post titled “How come ye released an incomplete game Capcom?!?,” Capcom’s vice president of strategic planning and business development Christian Svensson replied with a lengthy response. He began:
“This is the part where I get to say “BS”. RE5 is well worth every penny of $60. A huge game, with tons of replay value, loads of unlockables, new weapons, co-op, mercenaries mode, etc. If any game warrants its price point, it’s RE5.
Prior to the announcement of the Versus mode, no one complained they weren’t getting their money’s worth with the initial release because it packs TONS of value because it is an amazing game. So if people were already satisfied with what the package had, when we offer MORE, why is it people feel they’ve been somehow cheated? If you don’t find value in our secondary offerings, the choice is simple, don’t purchase it. If you do find it valueable (and we hope you do) please do buy it and enjoy it.”
Svensson then discussed the process of creating DLC, including the budget and time frame, in order to explain why it’s not included in the disc.
What do you think? Should Capcom have held “RE5″ to include the multiplayer modes on disc, or should they have released the game and waited longer than a few weeks to give us those modes?