Video game publisher Capcom has announced that all the on-disk downloadable content that players have found in their releases of Resident Evil 6 will be launched for free and that all the content that gamers will have to pay for will be delivered via download.
On the official Capcom unity blog the company stated, “Some data of this update is on the disc, but said data is incomplete and requires the actual download to access.”
The post adds, “Future paid DLC – like the multiplayer modes we revealed a while ago – is not on the disc. We said as much a month ago, but that point may have been lost in the shuffle.”
Capcom says that Resident Evil 6
players will be able to soon get a cooperative element for the secret Ada Wong campaign that ties the stories of the game together and they will also be able to play through the entire game using a new difficulty mode called No Hope.
Capcom came under attack from players after it was revealed that premium DLC was already present on disk for Street Fighter x Tekken and has since announced that it is re-evaluating its strategy when it comes to extra content for its games.
Resident Evil 6 was launched in all territories in the last week and the game had a tumultuous reception, with some players praising the amount of content and the variety of characters and combat scenarios, while others have criticized the fact that it has strayed very far from its survival horror origins.
Capcom has already explained that it needs to create a marketable game that appeals to a wide array of players in order to sustain the franchise in the long term.
The game has taken the number one position in the Japanese chart and is expected to also do well in North America.