Witcher dev: ‘DLC a service that shouldn’t be priced’

By Dave Cook, Thursday, 9 August 2012 08:13 GMT

Witcher 2 developer CD Projekt RED has stressed to VG247 that DLC should be viewed as a ‘post-sale service’ and therefore shouldn’t see any money changing hands.

CD Projekt RED’s Konrad Tomaszkiewicz explained why gamers shouldn’t be paying for post-release digital content, given their bite sized nature, “We’ve always believed in free DLCs. The thing is that we consider DLCs as a normal post sale service, which shouldn’t be priced. Back when retail games were dominant, we had expansion packs. These were really large chunks of content, which were worth their price.”

“If today’s DLCs offered the same amount of content,” Tomaszkiewicz continued, “they would be worth paying for, but in most cases players think they are overcharged for what they receive. That’s why we offer expansions to our game for free. This is also a way of saying “thank you” to the people who decided to buy our game instead of copying it from an unauthorised source.”

Stay tuned for our full CD Projekt RED interview soon.

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