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Risen 2 DLC Already on Disc?

A forum thread on GameFAQs has indications that Risen 2: Dark Waters may be the latest game to ship with what's supposed to be future DLC included on the retail disc. The thread outlines the discovery, and spawns one of those heated discussions over the ethics of making content on the game disc dependant on a future. Thanks Blend Games.

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17. Re: Risen 2 DLC Already on Disc? May 6, 2012, 16:41 DG
 
I don't get it. On the disk, not on the disk, what's the difference where the bytes are stored?

I dislike DLC in principle because:
- I am concerned that content that otherwise would have been included with the game is being hived off for additional charge;
- Game design is being compromised in order to facilitate selling DLC;
- I dislike this "nickel and dime" approach.

On-disk DLC doesn't prove any of the above occurred. All it proves is that some of the development took place before the game went gold. So what?

I can only guess the outraged people don't have jobs. The way it works is marketing make a best-guess that a game will sell say $10m and the DLC say $1m so each is given a budget of say $7m and $0.7m respectively. If there was no DLC, the game budget is still $7m. What relevance is it whether the additional $0.7m is spent before or after release?

If you think that the time of development is somehow the important thing that determines "game" vs. "DLC", well it isn't - it's cost. If time was all that mattered it'd be free.

As for people annoyed that the "DLC" isn't actually downloaded... You're annoyed that they saved you both some bandwidth? Really?

There's plenty not to like about either the concept or the execution of DLC, but whether it comes on the disk or a subsequent download is totally irrelevant.
 
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