Some Destiny DLC Shipped On Disc, And Bungie Explains
Some people get all bent of shape when they learn a game was shipped with DLC hidden on the disc.
Well, Bungie president Harold Ryan admitted that some shared-world content was shipped on the Destiny disc. This might annoy you but as Ryan explained to Eurogamer, there are technical reasons for this move:
"Both inside the US and all over the world, how much you download on your local home internet connection can be a problem, and even how much storage space it takes up on your console. So we share a lot of assets across all the activities in the game. When people get into areas that aren't unlocked right now, they're seeing pieces we built and shipped ahead of time, but they're by no means the finished experiences or even the finished content."
Ryan added that much of the content for The Dark Below was built over the last three months, well after the main game was compete. Eris is a brand new character who will take on new missions, and all the story, events and bosses were created after the game shipped. For the record, The Dark Below DLC lands on December 9. For more, click here.
So, what are your thoughts on including DLC elements on a disc when it first ships?
Related Game(s): Destiny
11/2/2014 10:10:21 PM Ben Dutka