Gears dev sounds off on on-disc DLC

Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski has offered his two cents on the issue of on-disc DLC, a subject that’s been in the spotlight ever since Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken was discovered to have DLC characters already on the disc last month.

“When you’re making a game, and you’re getting into a ship cycle, there’s often three or four months where the game is basically done. And you have an idle team that needs to be working on things,” he told Gamespot.

“And often for compatibility issues, [on] day one, some of that content does need to be on-disc. It’s an ugly truth of the gaming industry. I’m not the biggest fan of having to do it, but it is one of the unfortunate realities.”

So what’s the answer?

“If we can get to fully downloadable games, then you can just buy a $30 horror game and just have it, and that stuff will thankfully go away.”

Don’t expect a similar situation with Epic’s upcoming games, then.