On-disc downloadable content, the process of releasing content already available on a game disc at an extra price, is "plain greed", according to outspoken video game analyst, Michael Pachter.
Mr Pachter said that publishers "are trying to get a jumpstart" on consumers by putting content on a disc and before unlocking it "when they feel like it".
A few years ago, we didn’t see DLC for typically six months after a game launch and I think it was Red Dead Redemption, but Take-Two kind of pioneered and launched DLC like a month after the original title and it was super successful, now you’re seeing a lot more guys do it," he said.
He did, however, acknowledge that "some guys get it right", and that "all DLC is great", as it keeps players engaged beyond the typically short experiences.
He went further to say that some gamers "feel entitled" to content already available on a disc they've purchased, and questioned whether it was technically stealing if you hack a product for content you already own.
Source: Game Trailers
By Gaetano Prestia - Bio