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Titanfall Dev: On-Disc DLC is "Scary Community Territory"

Respawn Entertainment's community manager on why the company avoided on-disc DLC.

News by Mike Williams, .

Titanfall for Xbox One and PC is here, my people. Some of you purchased the game last night and have been playing for hours with no rest. Perhaps you're wondering at this point, "what's next?" (Seriously? It hasn't even been 24 hours yet, folks.) Respawn is already working on a patch for the game in addition to three upcoming DLC packs. But there's no day-one DLC and none of the planned DLC is on the disc yet.

"Nobody wants to have a disc and then have something that's unlocked on the disc and be like 'why are you charging me for something that you shipped with the game?' We don't touch that; that is scary community territory," Respawn community manager Abbie Heppe told OXM.

"But that said, we're a multiplayer game and you have to support multiplayer games after launch. The community wants it, we want it, and it certainly is the standard. But again, some of that comes from, 'OK you guys have played the game now, what did you like, what do you want', and seeing what we can feasibly do within the time periods that we have to get it done."

Heppe said that Respawn is still deciding what form the post-release content will take.

"There are definitely other possibilities," she said. "I don't think the idea is just to limit it to maps. We're also going to do free updates, private matches and stuff we're going to be adding in for users and not charging for. I understand why I probably should have an answer for that, but we're still trying to figure out that sort of stuff internally and some of that stuff comes from feedback from the community and what people want from launch."

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  • Avatar for Architecture #1 Architecture 4 years ago
    It really is refreshing to see a company take charge and push back against some of the less scrupulous business practices that have popped up in the last 5-10 years. I'm sure we'll see new maps as part of the season pass, but I'm also pulling for more modes and perhaps more weapons and equipment. I'd also like to see more cosmetic customization, but that's hardly the most pressing issue.

    I mostly just hope the servers are still running when I get home from the gym this evening.
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  • Avatar for R2Ian #2 R2Ian 4 years ago
    Of course they avoided on-disc DLC -- wasn't any room with 30 gigabytes of compressed audio ;)

    But I kid. This is very classy indeed. Now if only I had a PC that wouldn't melt when even thinking about the game and I'd be going somewhere...
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