After much drama, Capcom finally released the "Versus" DLC for Resident Evil 5. Think that's the end of it?
Well, it isn't. Xbox 360 gamers are creating quite a stink over the 400 Microsoft Points pricing for this add-on, given that the DLC is only 1.8 MB -- pretty small considering some of the heftier packages we've seen from other studios. This led many to believe the DLC is merely "unlocking content" already on the disc, despite what Capcom's VP of Strategic Planning & Business Development Christian Svensson had to say.
Prior to Svensson's forum post, Capcom released a statement attempting to quell all this gamer rage, in which they admitted the DLC "makes use of the assets that exist in the game." Still, the company insisted this add-on was "above and beyond the initial scope." Basically, the code for Versus mode is already there in Mercenaries, which is why the file size is so small.
And that is the problem. Many gamers feel they have already paid for the content by buying the full game, as the DLC does not include new assets. Inversely, Svensson said this add-on was not just an unlock. But if it looks like a duck, smells like a duck, then what else could it be?
360 owners aren't singling Capcom out; previous incidents have shown us that this crowd tends to get pissed when companies charge for unlock codes -- Resident Evil 5 just happens to be the biggest title to receive so much flak for it.