Oh boy, remember how Capcom included on-disc “DLC” in Resident Evil 5 and people weren’t so happy? And then remember when they included on-disc “DLC” and hidden PS3 exclusive characters in the Xbox 360 version of Street Fighter x Tekken? Yeah, people weren’t too happy about that either? And THEN remember how on-disc “DLC” appeared in Dragon’s Dogma? Capcom, it seems, is one of those companies that refuses to learn from customer feedback.
There’s on-disc “DLC” in Resident Evil 6. It was apparently discovered by a YouTube user called “FluffyQuack” who managed to dig up the locked-off content via a mod for the game. There are loads of videos on his YouTube channel but apparently there are a few spoilers as well, so tread carefully if you don’t want this pinnacle of the survival horror genre ruined for you.
Capcom, sensing the inevitable player/fan/world backlash that their on-disc “DLC” is about to cause, has released a statement to Eurogamer.
Capcom has admitted that there is indeed a piece of content on the game disc that will require downloaded data before it will work. The Capcom spokesperson, however, refused to identify what that content is, but it could be a new difficulty level dubbed “No Hope”.
“We still have unannounced DLC for RE6 that will be revealed in the coming months,” the representative told Eurogamer, “and while virtually all such content will not be on the disc there will be one piece of content, that for technical reasons, requires the use of a combination of newly downloaded data and data that is included on the retail game disc.”