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Dark Souls 2 dev team does not “expect” DLC

Friday, 20th December 2013 03:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Dark Souls 2′s producer currently has no plans to develop DLC for the notoriously difficult RPG sequel.

Speaking with Edge, Takeshi Miyazoe said From Software isn’t planning on DLC at this stage.

“For Dark Souls 2, we don’t even expect any additional downloadable content because we want to deliver a full game, the full experience, to fans who purchase the package from day one,” he said.

“We did do additional content for Dark Souls, but generally downloadable content for Dark Souls 2 is not really being considered. Buy the package and you’ll get the full experience, and you’ll have as much fun as anybody else.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Edge had asked whether Namco Bandai had made any noises about taking the product free-to-play, like Ace Combat, Tekken and Soul Calibur. The idea’s not as bizarre as it may sound at first, as Capcom’s Deep Down seems to be implementing a similar style game in a free-to-play model; nevertheless, Miyazoe wasn’t having any of it, saying the IP is too young to survive such a transition.

“Spending a couple dollars on certain items does not help the experience. So no free-to-play yet,” he said.

Dark Souls 2 is coming to PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March 2014.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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  1. a7md1990

    Fucking EA and Activision, fucking learn.

    #1 4 months ago
  2. Telepathic.Geometry

    Good! And FWIW the Dark Souls DLC was great!

    #2 4 months ago
  3. BrahManDude

    good reason to buy the game no DLC but a full packaged game

    #3 4 months ago
  4. Creepy

    The industry is so full of shit that you can advertise your game by listing features it doesn’t have. “No DRM! No DLC! No Online Pass! No microtransactions! No publisher influence! No connectivity issues! No gamebreaking bugs!”

    #4 4 months ago
  5. DarkElfa

    @4, No publisher influence…you’re cute.

    #5 4 months ago
  6. TheWulf

    @5

    Why? For citing a reason that indie developers themselves have cited as one of the primary reasons they went indie in the first place?

    Didn’t the Banner Saga guys say just that?

    #6 4 months ago
  7. Ge0force

    “Buy the package and you’ll get the full experience, and you’ll have as much fun as anybody else.”

    Respect!

    #7 4 months ago
  8. DuckOfDestiny

    All the more reason to love Dark Souls and From Software.

    #8 4 months ago
  9. Hybridpsycho

    Too much hate on DLCs, I get some of it though. Because some devs really are fucking stupid with it, but it’s also a good way for alot of games to introduce new content and allow you to play a fun game for a while longer. I believe not having DLC for Dark Souls II is a good call, but some games really benefit for it and it’s a better way of introducing new content than having to wait ages for a new “expansion” as they were called back in the days.

    #9 4 months ago
  10. manamana

    Pre-ordered. My money goes where it belongs.

    #10 4 months ago
  11. fihar

    Don’t come crying after you spend 100 hours on Dark Souls 2 only to find yourself craving for more.

    This is one of few instances where you have to hate the players instead of the game.

    #11 4 months ago
  12. Ashmael

    Dark Souls DLC is more like an expansion, game expansions are great because they are make based on audience demand for more content.
    On the other hand DLC is usually cut content from the game on advance.
    So the qustion is what a gamer does want? new content for an already complete game, or content butchered from a game to be sold as DLC.

    #12 4 months ago
  13. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    Other companies take motes you greedy bastards. Good on the Dark Souls 2 dev. This deserves a Day 1 purchase from everyone.

    #13 4 months ago
  14. TRoar

    @11 I disagree, because it’s possible to have too much of even a great thing, like Dark Souls. Having to wait patiently for the next installment despite the anticipation is a good thing for fans and From Sotware in the long run.

    And kudos to the devs! There’s a lot of money being made by horse-armor type DLC and free-2-play models, but From Software aren’t letting greed overtake them. Respect!

    #14 4 months ago
  15. TheBlackHole

    “but if we make dlc, people will thunk that the game wasn’t finished in the first place?”

    “fuck’em then. Let’s not make anything else, then take the recognition of releasing a complete game.”

    Stupid. Gamer. Logic.

    #15 4 months ago