Visceral Defends Battlefield: Hardline's Hefty DLC Plans
Whenever gamers see extensive DLC plans for an upcoming title, they're suspicious.
Did the developer intentionally remove content from the game so they could sell it later for an additional cost?
Firstly, in my experience in dealings with developers, this almost never happens. Designers are gamers, too; they have zero interest in doing this. Secondly, when it comes to Visceral's big DLC plans for Battlefield: Hardline, there's nothing sinister about it. As multiplayer designer Thad Sesser told GameSpot:
"I've seen that comment as well. My response to that is I don't know how it could be included in the full game because it's not built yet. So that would be a real magic trick for us to include something that we haven't built yet.
Obviously, we've talked about it, we've thought about it, we've got some designs, we've got some things we're working on. But there's nothing that we could actually ship today that would be part of the game. So I don't even see how that conversation even realistically happens."
Players will have the option of the $50 Premium package, which features four expansion packs slated to release for the next year or so. It's basically what Activision does for the Call of Duty Season Pass every year so it shouldn't come as any big surprise.
Battlefield: Hardline will release on March 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Related Game(s): Battlefield: Hardline
3/12/2015 11:18:04 AM Ben Dutka