Katsuhiro Harada, the boss behind the Tekken series, is not a fan of paid DLC (downloadable content). The upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 features DLC characters but, according to Harada, all of them will be available for free. Harada expressed his stance on paid DLC, during an interview with Eurogamer, by saying, “If I was given the choice to include paid DLC or quit Namco, I would maybe quit.” Video games can be quite expensive, so free DLC is more than welcome.
“Actually this is something my bosses have been asking me for quite a while now – what are our plans for DLC? How much money can we make? They are a company, obviously, in it to make money. So it’s something I’m continually asked even now. But I haven’t changed my stance. If you’re making a fighting game, all of the elements necessary to enjoy it should be on the disc, or should at least be available for free.”
“If I was given the choice to include paid DLC or quit Namco, I would maybe quit… Or maybe I would just say ‘get someone else to deal with this.”