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Capcom Cites "Technical Reasons" Why Resident Evil 6 Contains On-Disc DLC

Illustration for article titled Capcom Cites Technical Reasons Why emResident Evil 6/em Contains On-Disc DLC

It's been a rough year for Capcom with on-disc DLC. Fans angry about unavailable, locked content included on their discs at launch have been vocally criticizing the publisher for the practice. After outrage about on-disc DLC included with Street Fighter X Tekken, Capcom said they would be re-evaluating the practice.

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Players found it more than irksome then when, as Eurogamer reports, one YouTube user playing through Resident Evil 6 used mods to demonstrate an array of locked, on-disc content. The videos (which contain spoilers) show a new difficulty level, outfits, attacks, and multiplayer taunts. Some of the included content points at a potentially unlockable new character.

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Capcom told Eurogamer that one specific piece of DLC required embedding content on-disc to work: "We still have unannounced DLC for RE6 that will be revealed in the coming months and while virtually all such content will not be on the disc there will be one piece of content, that for technical reasons, requires the use of a combination of newly downloaded data and data that is included on the retail game disc."

Previous series entry Resident Evil 5 also faced controversy over on-disc DLC, after the pay-to-add VS mode download appeared to be nothing more than a key unlocking content that had shipped on the game disc to begin with. Dragon's Dogma, which shipped earlier this year, also had on-disc DLC included.

Capcom responds to Resident Evil 6 on-disc DLC revelation [Eurogamer]

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twesterms 2nd

I still really don't understand what the big deal is.

1. You've bought a license to the game, you don't own anything on the disc.

2. Whether it's on the disc or not, you're still going to have to wait until a specific time to play it. The only thing having it on disc does is save you a small amount of time.

3. For all you know that stuff that's on disc may be unfinished. The mode may be there and playable, it doesn't mean it's ready. That 100-200kb that unlocks the content could also contain some data tweaks with finish the mode (which is very reasonable).

4. In the case of multiplayer DLC, you want that stuff on disc because I don't want to start a game with someone then have to download a patch to play with them because they're using a skin I haven't bought.