DLC has become so popular, so ubiquitous and so severe in today’s industry that whether or not a game is commercially successful may actually depend on DLC sales and not just sold units. A game with no DLC? Not altogether impossible to find, but absolutely quite rare, wouldn’t you say? Just think of all the risks that choosing to forgo DLC altogether pose. Risks that Namco Bandai and From Software are prepared to take with the Demon’s Souls spiritual sequel Dark Souls.
Publisher Namco made it plain that they currently have no plans for DLC for the title, meaning that gamers will have to be kept happy by the contents of the disc indefinitely, like they once were in the fabled time before DLC. Gamers will obviously not have a problem with this, unless of course the content on the disc isn’t sufficient, which is highly unlikely. Here’s hoping Dark Souls really is the total package when it hits HD consoles on October 4th.