Marvel's Spider-Man DLC story content announced ahead of the games launch

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    DLC story content has been announced for the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4, which launches next week on September 7th.

    The story content which is split into 3 packs of DLC available for $9.99 each or $24.99 for the pack has caused a bit of an uproar on Twitter with users asking why the content isn't available in the core package or why the game wasn't delayed to include it.

    Insomniac Games; the developer behind the upcoming PS4 exclusive have defended the move, stating that the DLC is still in development despite the first part going live on October 23rd.

    The DLC will be made available as follows:
    • October 23: Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist
    • November 2018: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars
    • December 2018: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining

    Where do you draw the line with post launch DLC in modern games? Do you think this content should be available from the get-go when you pay full price for a standalone single-player experience or do you think developers are within their right to withhold planned content to release it as DLC?

    Let us know your thoughts below.
    Discussion (26 replies)
  1. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 3, 2014
    nowadays a game goes gold and it still takes 1 or 2 months to produce it and devs already have alot of dlc made, yeah if they wanted to include more stuff they could delayed the game abit if not dont include it, its abit said nowadays we even get day 1 dlc on manny games.
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  2. Chary

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    I don't mind, because story content DLC is a far better option compared to some companies that charge the same price for purely cosmetic changes.
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  3. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    The certain cosmetics made by certain company usually don't affects the gameplay and plot and it's up to you if you want to purchase them. THIS spiderman, the game is not even finished or released and THAT company is ready to sell u story dlcs cutted from full game.
    Last edited by leon315, Aug 29, 2018
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  4. Foxi4

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    Nothing infuriates me more than announcing DLC on day 1. Oh, The Heist is going to be ready by October? I see. Put it in the game then. It always comes across as a bulletpoint list on how the publisher is going to squeeze your wallet dry. I'd rather if they just said "we're planning to release three expansions, get the season pass if you want all three a little bit cheaper". If all three have release dates already then something tells me they're already finished with making them.
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  5. BlueFox gui

    BlueFox gui SOMEONE

    Feb 4, 2016
    lets split part of the game's story and sell at the release as DLC just to make more money
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

    May 27, 2016
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    This says it all. :creep:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  7. deinonychus71

    deinonychus71 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 12, 2008
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    This is partially because the cost of videogames haven't been corrected for inflation is a very, very long time.
    Day 1 is just a shady way to make up for the loss.
  8. Enryx25

    Enryx25 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 25, 2016
    DLC are ok for a game like this but not after one month of the release wtf
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  9. nolimits59

    nolimits59 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 25, 2008
    I'm i the only one that read the tweet of Insomniac or what ?
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  10. Stephano

    Stephano I have nothing left

    Feb 18, 2016
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    Watch the DLC already be on the disc. I’m calling it.
  11. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Cue all the people bitching and whining because devs are proactive and have a roadmap for content releases ahead of time.

    If the game launches and there's a clear chunk of the story chopped off to be turned into DLC, absolutely be outraged. Being whiny bitches because the devs make a feature complete game and then plan to continue to expand the experience post launch is just incredibly stupid however.
  12. DeslotlCL

    DeslotlCL GBAtemp's official lewd scalie trash

    Oct 28, 2015
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    Story content for 9 bucks is still better than, for example, charging 7 bucks for a single character in smash for wii u/3ds. THAT was a totally ripoff, but yet people felt fine with it.
  13. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010

    Sep 30, 2010
    I think DLC nowadays are just excuse to keep developer from giving game more content than the price tag.
  14. Jayro

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    I would HOPE it would be announced, before being launched...
  15. pedro702

    pedro702 GBAtemp Guru

    Mar 3, 2014
    most fighting games charge you way more for a single character, also charging 9 bucks for like a mission or 2 that will take like 15 min at best(since they are 3 packs) is way more expensive than a character you can always use when playing the entire game.
  16. eriol33

    eriol33 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 2, 2014
    I don't like story dlcs that are separate from the main story. Why don't they fix it at least?

    Are they inspired by FF XV dlcs? Sigh
    Last edited by eriol33, Aug 30, 2018
  17. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

    Dec 26, 2013
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    Meh, probably didn't plan to buy on release anyway, especially since nobody seems to be offering pre-order discounts for this. The fast DLC just devalues the base game quicker.
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  18. ShonenJump

    ShonenJump Creator of "Color Fever" Comic

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    Dlc should be announced after you release a game. don't plan things without knowing the game succes or customer feedback of wanting more. that's how Dlc was supposed to be. that goes out for every company doing things like this
  19. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Jan 26, 2016
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    This does not look good for them, but people will buy it anyways.