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Ubisoft Says Players More Open to DLC Now -- Are You?
« on: July 06, 2014, 01:44:26 PM »
http://http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ubisoft-says-players-more-open-to-dlc-now-are-you/1100-6420924/


Ubisoft VP of digital publishing Chris Early has said that players don’t resist DLC and other digital content for games as much as they used to.

Speaking with GamesIndustry International, Early noted that barely any players complained about Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s “Time saver” DLC packs, which unlock resources and hidden locations in the game you can also earn through normal play.

"There was no resistance," Early said. "Maybe there were 12 guys somewhere who said something, but whatever. As a whole, there wasn't a problem."

Whereas in the past players would complain that such features should be added to the game as cheat codes, Early believes that Ubisoft is seeing less of a negative reaction these days because the publisher does a better job of communicating with the player community. He said that Ubisoft also tries to make DLC that adds to the overall experience instead of asking players to pay for content that should be in the game to begin with, so they don’t feel forced to pay for anything.

"I think there are some models that are accepted now,” Early said. “DLC is pretty much accepted. Season pass is pretty much accepted. Now it's interesting when you start to think of Season Pass as a Service Pass. For our Season Pass holders, I know we hold events for them specifically, so it's little bit more than just DLC content. So there's an evolution going on there."

Are you less skeptical of DLC than you used to be? Let us know in the comments below.
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Re: Ubisoft Says Players More Open to DLC Now -- Are You?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2014, 01:44:49 PM »
I got to say that although i hate DLC and paying for it i have come to accept it.


And i hate having to pay for something that should have already been put in the game i do not mund paying for DLC like Far Cry 3 Blood dragon but i think it is unnecessary to pay for different paint skins for your weapons or a new headgear face paint if i wanted these things i would play a F2P game that had microtransactions
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Re: Ubisoft Says Players More Open to DLC Now -- Are You?
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2014, 01:46:33 PM »
Thats because we dont have a choice!!   wankers!
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Re: Ubisoft Says Players More Open to DLC Now -- Are You?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 01:56:24 PM »
Quote from: "R1Pilot"
Thats because we dont have a choice!!   wankers!

I agree, if we hadn't have all paid for the DLC's on BF4 as an example, we would be limited in what servers and games with friends were available. So you kind of get forced into it as soon as a small portion of any community is willing to pay.
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