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On BioShock 2 DLC's Tiny Download

A post to the 2K Forums explains why the just-released Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack DLC for BioShock 2 was already present on the game discs, saying this was to ensure multiplayer compatibility (thanks Shacknews). Word is:

I noticed there was a bit of confusion about our Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack file size, and I wanted to clear things up for you. The way our engine and game structure works is that people need to have the exact same content for people to play together. One of the challenges with post launch content for MP is that it can split the player base, and we want to avoid that whenever possible. For this content, creating the DLC package the way we did allowed for us to not split the player base so whether you purchase the new content or not, you can still play with your friends.

I know some of you have strong beliefs about DLC, and I'm not here to sway your opinion or convince you to buy our stuff - if you like what we're offering, I hope you get it and enjoy it. If it's not your speed, enjoy BioShock 2 as we released it.

I want to let you know that DLC is not interfering with our patching capabilities, which are a top priority and are still being actively worked on. We're committed to supporting you and making BioShock 2 the best experience possible.

I hope this clears up a lot of the questions and confusion in this thread!

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10. Re: On BioShock 2 DLC's Tiny Download Mar 12, 2010, 18:16 Zyrxil
 
finga wrote on Mar 12, 2010, 17:30:
Because this content must be seen by other players. It's in-game abilities and characters and such, not a new land to walk to. Is this stuff that difficult to read about before the feigned indignation comes in?
Rolleyes Or you know, they could do like Chaos Rising and make a patch that allows players without the extra content to play against people with the extra content.

This is no different than if Quake 5 was released and the Rocket Launcher was an "on-disc" DLC that had to be bought for $5.
 
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