Bastion's Creator Says There'll Be No DLC for the Game

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The widely acclaimed action RPG Bastion will not be getting any DLC—at least DLC that extends the story—the game's developer said in an interview.

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"We have no plans to extend the game in that way," Greg Kasavin, the game's writer and creative director, told The Morton Report. "As I was saying before, we held nothing back. It's meant to be a complete story, so there are no obvious extensions."

Kasavin said his studio, Supergiant Games, will still support Bastion post-release and "I guess you could call something like the Portal turrets DLC," but seemed pretty definite no more content was planned.

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"We're probably going to go dark here in the sense that our game is out there and whatever we do next probably isn't going to happen for a while," Kasavin said later in the interview, which further indicates that Supergiant has moved on from Bastion.

This came from the second of two parts of a wide-ranging interview in which Kasavin discusses much more about the game, its development and reception.

Interview: Supergiant Games' Greg Kasavin on Bastion (Part Two) [The Morton Report]

Interview: Supergiant Games' Greg Kasavin on Bastion (Part One) [The Morton Report]

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I'm amused by all the sarcastic, "Holy crap! A game that's 100% on release!" remarks. It seems people fail to understand the concept of "extra". What you pay $60 for is a disc with a 100% completed game on it. Anything beyond that is additional content that isn't required to experience the original game you purchased. Did anyone here feel like that got an incomplete game with Deus Ex? It was a 40-60 hour game with a fleshed out and fully realized story, loads of customization, and plenty of incentive to replay the game multiple times. At no point, anywhere in the game, do you feel like your experience has been gimped in any form or fashion.

Yet, just yesterday, they announced that DLC will be coming out in the coming months for the game. Is your experience somehow incomplete now? Did that fully realized, 40+ hour experience somehow change from what it was last week, and became a lesser experience? No, it didn't. You bought the full game. You enjoyed the full game. You do not need the extra content to make your game complete. However, if you wish, additional content is available for you to purchase to extend the game's shelf life. Don't want it? Don't buy it. But don't get up on your soap box and spout this bullshit nonsense about how you were given an incomplete experience so that a developer could part out their game like a virtual chop shop via DLC.

Bastion is a fantastic game, and kudos to Supergiant Games for completing everything they set out to do with it. But if, for some reason—hypothetically speaking—Zulf was added as a playable character with his own weapons and abilities, I wouldn't suddenly feel like Bastion is no longer the magnificent game that it is. It'd simply give me one more reason to replay one of the best games this year. Heaven forbid though, right?