Uncharted 3 will not have single player DLC
We’ve got some rather surprising news coming from the Sony front, as Naughty Dog reps are saying that there will be no single player DLC packs for Uncharted 3. Considering DLC extensions not only add more replay value to existing products but also add a lot of extra revenue for the publisher and development team, this announcement is rather shocking, even more so considering the popularity of this particular franchise.
Why did Naughty Dog decide to bow out of the DLC racket or the single player aspect of it at least? Well, according community strategist Arne Meyer, it would be too difficult for the Naughty Dog team to dial back its ambition.
Game director, Justin Richmond echoed this sentiment by saying that the development team’s ideas for single player DLC most often than not turn out to be too big for such a project.
"Whenever we sit down and think we should do some single-player DLC, someone pitches something and we realize -- that's a five hour level. We'd rather build out another game than we would do episodic content. We're so small that we can't afford to have a whole team working on DLC."
As much as I like the idea of DLC expansion packs (as long as they are a decent length and a fair price), I have to admire Naughty Dog’s attitude towards the concept.
If the DLC is more than a few hours long, why not use it as a building block for a more complete game? Can’t argue with that logic. That’s smart!
this doesnt really suprise me that there will be no single player dlc. as i dont believe uncharted 2 had any single player dlc either. even though i dont really play online i will still pick up this game.
I very rarely buy DLC for a game anyway. I like the product I buy to be considered finished. So this suits me fine. As long as their attitude is that it will help for future production of their games and even new IP. All for it.
I am SO ok with this, for ONE reason.
Can you imagine how big a freaking file of a 5+ hour DLC of Uncharted 3 would be? Never mind people with good internet, think of the people with slow internet. It would never finish! lol
I agree with him. I would much rather have a complete story then one with parts removed to be sold later (Deus Ex HR, Im looking at you). I would rather have Uncharted 4 in 2-3 years then some underwhelming DLC (BIOWARE are prime culprits of this. How there main games are so amazing yet there DLC is lacklustre confuses me) in about a year...
well that makes sense
I don't think uncharted 3 needs a DLC for single player cause the first two games were fine as it is. So this isn't bad or shocking news to me. I CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY IT NEXT MONTH!!!!!!
Incomplete? If you take the hard ending that was on the disc, you got everything that the whole game needed. The DLC was supplemental, truly for the fans. There was nothing that happened in the DLC that wasn't inferred that was going to happen through the course of the next game, Remedy just gave the people who had been waiting for this since it's announcement a little bit more to experience while we wait for the next.
If you wish to bring a valid argument to the table, take the 2008 Prince of Persia, where Ubisoft practically SOLD you the true ending as DLC. How quickly people forget about that, or how they literally took chunks out of Assassin's Creed 2 and sold that as DLC. That was incredibly pathetic.
Done right? It couldn't be done more wrong. They released an incomplete game and then charged you more money for the rest of the game. What if Naughty Dog made you buy the final acts of Uncharted 3?
This happened with UC2. I'm fine with this.
I disapprove of this. Alan Wake is a prime example of single player DLC done right. Dial back your ambition-talk is nonsense. They clearly didn't play for it from the get-go, and thusly have let it slip.
Naughty Dog may be making the game, but Sony is the publisher. Who is say that because of the whole "online pass" shenanigans that they are having them focus on multiplayer to make full use of the pass? I'm guessing yes. Way to leave the rest of us who play Uncharted for the story out in the cold.
I would agree. It would have been a more logical take on their part if they just made a complete sequel than release episodic expansions. If they are going to focus on the multiplayer side of things, it better damn well be worth buying the game new
Well it comes to show that companies are not thinking about the single player aspect of games anymore.
Rather work on another game? Jak 4?
I'm okay with that. DLC just wouldn't work for a game like Uncharted 3.
i wonder why more developers don't follow this logic, they release a bunch of half assed DLC for the single player portion and charge $10 for it when it's not even close to being 1/6 of the original content
Coincidentally, my most recent blog post is all about DLC.
That's not very surprising. The first two games didn't have single player DLC either.