SCEA’s Dyer wants more disc content, less DLC

Friday, 21 May 2010 19:39 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


SCEA’s Rob Dyer has said that he would prefer it if publishers were to put more content onto gaming discs, instead of releasing the extras through DLC.

Speaking in a wide-ranging interview with Gamasutra, Dyer said that as it stands, only 70-73 percent of people are getting the content, when it should be 100 percent.

“That way, 100 percent of the users are going to get it,” he said. “What are we, north of 70 percent on the network now? 73, I think. Microsoft probably the same… [That’s] still a significant number of people that aren’t able to get, whether they don’t have broadband, whether they just flat out can’t get on the network.

“Whether or not you do it, they’re not using it. I want it on the disc, that way when they buy it, they get it. So, if I can do that, that’s great.

“Now, you can talk about why DLC is important to help limit the used game business and to keep people holding onto [the game]. I’m all about that, too. I love that. But I want it on the disc so that 100 percent out there that can play this thing”.

Dyer also feels that Microsoft’s focus on DLC exclusivity is “hysterical”.

“I think it’s hysterical that they’re aggressive about that because if you’re a publisher and a developer, you have to make a decision as to how you’re going to have that delivered as a DLC exclusive,” he said.

“They’ve got two different machines. Are you going to give it for the arcade user or the guy that actually has a hard drive. We don’t have to worry about that.

“We also have the ability to put a lot more than 9 gigs on a Blu-ray disc, and in fact, I want to do more than that because it really shows off the difference between our machine and their machine”.

You can get the full interview through the link, and read up on what Dyer believes is PSP’s biggest issue in the US here.