Have we mentioned that we love CD Projekt here on Dealspwn? Maybe. Anyway, they're back doing what they do best once again - defending consumer interests. In a recent interview, CD Projekt RED’s Konrad Tomaszkiewicz has suggested that DLC is a "post-release service" that shouldn't cost gamers a penny.
"We’ve always believed in free DLCs," Tomaszkiewicz told VG247. "The thing is that we consider DLCs as a normal post sale service, which shouldn’t be priced. Back when retail games were dominant, we had expansion packs. These were really large chunks of content, which were worth their price
He went on to underline that the imbalance between content offerings of the past and today's downloadable bitesized chunks of gameplay had led to disillusionment amongst gamers. For CD Projekt, at least, free DLC is a way of saying "thank you".
“If today’s DLCs offered the same amount of content they would be worth paying for, but in most cases players think they are overcharged for what they receive,” he continued. "That’s why we offer expansions to our game for free. This is also a way of saying 'thank you' to the people who decided to buy our game instead of copying it from an unauthorised source.”
Our views on modern DLC models are fairly well documented.