‘It’s what players deserve.’
EA and Ghost Games’ excellent looking reboot of the classic racing franchise, Need for Speed, will be getting a lot of post launch content, as is par for the course for any major game these days- but in a dramatic break from tradition, especially for an EA published game, all of that DLC will be absolutely free.
“We’re going to give you everything for free,”Creative Director Craig Sullivan has revealed in an interview with Vice. “I’ve seen the plans for what’s going to happen over the next few weeks and months – there’s nothing in there, by which I mean, we don’t even have the ability to charge you in the game. There’s no store to speak of.
“Everything we’re doing is focusing on listening to what the fans are asking for. They’re certainly not saying to us, ‘Can you build a load of stuff and charge us for it?’ They’re not saying that, so we’re not doing that. I know some people when we do press like this, they say, ‘Yeah, but I’m sure it’ll all change in a week or two, or six months.’ It’s not going to.
“The plan is that there are no transactions in this game,” he continued. “All of the content that we’re going to give you – a pretty substantial amount in the future, starting pretty soon – is going to be free. That’s what players deserve.”
This actually sounds awesome, and something like this can be great for community building- just look at how much DriveClub did, in spite of its disastrous launch, fostering a community because of the constant free updates.
Good on EA and Ghost Games.