Microsoft Driving DLC not Lifting it

Crystal Dynamics confirms it

Posted by Staff
If there was any doubt that exclusive downloadable content (DLC) such as that for GTA IV or Tomb Raider Underworld was simply a case of ring-fencing sections of a completed game, Crystal Dynamics appears to have assuaged it. Microsoft, it appears, is driving third-parties to develop new game sections for later download.

It appears that some more cynical gamers out there had decided that Microsoft was in fact simply paying developers to cut sections from completed games for later delivery. Not according to Tomb Raider Underworld dev' Eric Lindstrom, "We were approached by Microsoft, who asked us if we could make some downloadable content for them.

"The DLC that we're making for Microsoft is especially made. It's not part of the main game that we saved", he is quoted as telling videogamer.com.
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Comments

VinTheDean 23 Oct 2008 11:44
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They still got paid. They did not say that Microsoft did not pay them.

Why would a developer limit their earnings from the gamers unless they are being compensated.
SuperSaiyan4 23 Oct 2008 12:54
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I think the answer is here:

''We were approached by Microsoft, who asked us if we could make some downloadable content for them.''

They were approached with lots of cash.

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scy 23 Oct 2008 18:09
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Quote :-''We were approached by Microsoft, who asked us if we could make some downloadable content for them.''

They were approached with lots of cash.- Quote End.

......Which is good for us as consumers. Can't see where the problem is with this.
Tim Smith 24 Oct 2008 09:40
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scy wrote:
......Which is good for us as consumers. Can't see where the problem is with this.


There isn't a problem with this.

Tim
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