Respawn talks more about their reasoning behind free DLC for Titanfall 2.
Titanfall 2: Free post-launch DLC intended to make gamers “happy with their $60” game
“We’re giving away all the maps and modes…[because] we don’t want to split the community,” Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella told GamesRadar+.
“We still want to provide post launch content because people want it, but it’s not free to do. If we’re going to support the game that cost money.”
So how do they intend to cover the cost of DLC? The studio hasn’t quite figured that out yet, saying, “we haven’t got everything solved yet so that’s why it’s really hard to talk about it.”
Producer Drew McCoy thinks this approach will encourage gamers to invest. In a marketplace where we’re frequently charged for add-ons, continuing to offer content after release for nothing is something that he thinks will create trust between consumers and the studio.
“We need to trust the player and they need to trust us,” he said. “Trust that if we do the right thing – not sell maps and modes – we’ll get more people investing with us, investing in the game as a whole. They’re going to trust us not screw them over and they can be happy with their $60 versions”.
Titanfall 2 is out October 28 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.