Capcom’s Christian Svensson Wishes SF X T DLC Was Done Differently
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Capcom’s SVP of planning and business development Christian Svensson said that he wishes Street Fighter X Tekken DLC had been done differently. He also went on to elaborate that sometimes consumers don't really take how DLC is developed into consideration. Check out his full quote below:
There’s been a recent explosion over Street Fighter X Tekken having downloadable content already on the disc. Was it more of a PR situation where you have to be better explaining to fans upfront what is going on with something like this?
It came down to a development process issue more than anything. I wish it had been done differently. I think it just becomes — the rationality of what content costs to make and how you fund that content doesn’t come into play here for the consumer. It’s an emotional issue that I think we need to be sensitive to.
The other part of this is we could have had a better communication strategy around this back at the outset. Left to their own devices, consumers will always jump to the worst possible conclusion. I think what you’ll see in the coming weeks the conclusions that were jumped to were not the correct ones.
This isn't the only time a company has been called out recently on their on-disc DLC. Mass Effect 3's From Ashes also caused quite a stir - it's beginning to become a trend in the gaming industry to include DLC on the disc. What do you guys think of all this? Are gamers over-reacting, or are these all very shady business practices? Sound off in the comment section, GameZone!