Former BioWare employee steps in to defend Mass Effect 3's day one DLC
Capcom isn't the only company getting in trouble with gamers over DLC as of late, as many Mass Effect fans were outraged to learn that the "From Ashes" DLC pack for Mass Effect 3 would be released on launch day for 800 MS points/$9.99.
Former BioWare designer Christina Norman (currently employed by Riot Games) responded to the outcry at GDC and Shack News was on hand to report it.
Here's her response in it's entirety:
While she definitely makes a strong argument, I think she may have missed the point. While I and many other gamers are more than happy to buy DLC in order to further support a great product, when DLC becomes available as early as launch day, we can't help feel a tad suspicious that we're being ripped off by purchasing content that seemingly could have been available on the disc we had just paid $60+ for.
We (or most of us anyway) are not raising complaints about the sheer existence of DLC. We're raising concerns about paying extra to unlock content that appears as if it could have already been available in the game.
Well, that's my two cents anyway. I'd like to hear your opinion g1s. Do you think she makes a valid point? Or do you see nothing redeemable about day one DLC?