Capcom explains Street Fighter X Tekken on-disc DLC

Publisher says 12 "downloadable" characters will debut on PS Vita, were included on 360, PS3 retail copies to save hard drive space, negate compatibility issues.

Capcom today admitted that the 12 Street Fighter X Tekken characters announced as PlayStation Vita exclusives are actually included on the discs of the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of the game to be sold as downloadable content.

Capcom doesn't think on-disc DLC is worth fighting over.

In a statement on the Capcom Unity blog, the publisher responded to outcry over the decision, saying the move was made to save hard drive space and to "ensure for a smooth transition" when the DLC becomes available.

According to Capcom, keeping the DLC on disc will allow players who purchased the content and those who did not to play together without issue. Addressing the hard drive space issue, Capcom said, "Instead of a massive download, there will be a much smaller unlock that brings the new content to the surface."

Capcom reiterated what it said February, noting that a "Super" or "Ultimate" double-dip version of the game will not be made available, with all additional content arriving as DLC.

The 12 characters that make up the on-disc DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken are Blanka, Cody, Dudley, Elena, Guy, and Sakura, while the Tekken side will welcome Alisa Bosconovitch, Bryan Fury, Christie Monteiro, Jack, Lars Alexandersson, and Lei Wulong.

As for when the 12 characters will be made available to console gamers, Capcom said they will arrive "soon after" the PS Vita version launch, currently scheduled for this fall.

Street Fighter X Tekken is due out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 6. The PC version of the game is due out on May 11, with a PS Vita version to follow this fall. For more on the console version of the fighting game, check out GameSpot's review.

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373 comments
badform
badform

The most stupid funny lie I ever heard. to save hard drive space... Oh didn't know Capcom love us so much. F#$^#%&^%*#&^

steve4532
steve4532

excuses excuses excuses lies lies lies bs bs bs and i still never bought the game xD it cracks me up so much how they lie when i seen this game naruto that i never played have like 72 characters in it 

Anteares
Anteares

NO MORE DLC. Give us expansions...fine! Give us one payment upfront...FINE! NO MORE Microtransactions! Its ghey Just like RUFUS SUCKS! : "Hi. I tink we at Capcom shourd put stupid fat white American in game tats like a biker but fat coach potato too! White krids will rove him!"

NEStosterOWN
NEStosterOWN

@7heDragon Agh, not all of 'em. That's just profiling and although some cultures are strong, every person is different. But let's stick to games. This is outrageous and we all need so do our best to stop supporting this mess. And that's by not buying these games (especially DLC). Start going over a friends house and play it there or something.... But i bet they'll block that too some day... Thanks to gamestop and their profits, we the players are getting stiffed... bad. If these new consoles block used games, I'ma have to stick to the games I have. DRM games and the such. If they shut servers down, the games you purchased will not function because the server will not be there to provide the connection. Games never had that before and why now? $ad time$

Raven2827
Raven2827

"To save HD space"? That's total BS.

Nightowl99
Nightowl99

In Cashcoms case "DLC" means "Disk Locked Content".

Holoogamooga_
Holoogamooga_

Capcom, this is the real question: Why was it DLC in the first place?

nigryan
nigryan

Capcom and EA were made for each other both are complete bastards I'm going to play mortal kombat a fighting game with values

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I have to admit that the hard drive space excuse plucks a string for me as I'm quite sensitive about that, but it still feels like a poor excuse. I'd rather consciously make the decision myself to not have this content than feel cheated that I've already bought it but can't access it.

7heDragon
7heDragon

@Nestosterown BRs only think on soccer, 24 hours a day and they still dont know how to work as a team, in the bus everyone pushes themselves to get out first.

NEStosterOWN
NEStosterOWN

@mxgod I totally agree with you. I get that these game publishers/developers are tired of getting stiffed by used sales but the strategy being taken is just stiffing the loyal fans of video games in general. We stood by even after games took a price hike from 49.99 to 59.99. This is next? Locking away content for us to PAY for later? This is why people need to stop buying any and ALL DLC. If it's not free, don't get it. We need to show them we can live without being stiffed... but I doubt it will happen. Big reason why americans don't like soccer... Americans don't know what it is to work as a team.... Until then, I'll be waiting for kids to sell off their games at half price... I can wait...

kenshin152
kenshin152

I won't be buying Capcom fighting games again. Just hate the way fighting games are being sold now: on-disc dlc, new editions for less money.

brunaves
brunaves

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brunaves
brunaves

I just bought the game and found it awesome. You guys need to understand that Capcom is selling a game with 38/43 characters which I think is very good comparing to the best fighting games available. If you dont like the game the way it is...you dont buy it. About the 12 additional characters... everyone is free to buy it or not. In the end Capcom is ONU doing what most companies are doing.... Making Games and releasing DLC right away. The way the additional content is available to customers is just a detail

Conjuration
Conjuration

Bastards. Complete and total bastards. Their "explanation" completely misses the point of why people are so angry about this.

Nightowl99
Nightowl99

Whaaaaa!!! I want, I want, I want, gimme, gimme, gimme!!!!! Research your games before you buy them. Then you won't be so p***** off about it. Geez.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

I can understand Capcom's reasoning for this, but it doesn't make this bitter DLC pill any easier to swallow nor does it justify them doing it; Especially since we'd have to pay for the "key" (and that's all it really is). And Capcom wonders why we're upset!? Also, how about a little foresight and make the on-disc content unlockable through normal gameplay? Online support for the game won't last forever.

jerusaelem
jerusaelem

I wonder how much they'll charge for the colors they left out of the character customization mode. They sure were "generous" including FOUR whole options in the $60 release. But really, how much can we, as fans, POSSIBLY expect when we're paying a mere $60 f'ing dollars for a game? A game they'll have a special edition version of 7 months from now for a discounted $40 f'ing dollars. Makes me glad I only wasted $2 renting it out of a redbox first :D One less sale for Capcom. Well done, knobs!

BlackLense
BlackLense

Also everyone notice that all character that were using as DLC's mostly from Street Fighter (Capcom)..? Look like NamcoBandai didnt give a f... about this sh...

mxgod
mxgod

With a hacked system the characters are already playable. They also did the same thing with Resident Evil so this is not new news from Capcom. However, there is nothing to be done about it, if anything they will just hold back already made content from the disc and relase it later. DLC is the root of all evil, People need to just suck it up and REFUSE to buy dlc it is the only way to stop it. Notice DLC brought a death to modding and level editors?

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

"Until the courts decide on the legality of on-disc DLC, and I am not aware of any court case about this yet, a game purchase remains a purchase of the license, as far as game-makers are concerned." No, we do own our games whether the Developers/Publishers believe so or not, all that the courts need to establish is whether Publishers/Developers can legally lock parts of a disc we own.

FordLynx
FordLynx

I don't get it... If you bought something, specially a digital disc, everything in it should be yours already right?

Stonesourpuss
Stonesourpuss

Am I old because I remember a time when you just had to actually PLAY a game to unlock new characters, colors, and stages? I think Marvel vs. Capcom 2 had it right: fight to earn points, use said points to buy unlockables. *sigh* Guessing those days are gone.

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

@Gelugon_baat "We customers don't own the copyright to the games, that's what I said; by extension, we don't really have the right to use whatever that the game-makers have designed." Actually you said: "That said, a lot of you ought to realize that when you "buy" a game, you are actually buying the license." That statement implies that we don't own the games we buy, which is an increasingly common and understandable misconception. We do own games we buy on disc/card etc. but not the copyright, which is why I said that we don't have the right to sell copy's of it, but what we can do with our property is governed by laws, not what a Developer/Publisher decides. In regards to locked content: It may be illegal for Developers/Publishers to lock parts of a disc we own for the sake of profit, but this has not yet been decided in court. In regards to you suggesting that the EULA vs Shrink-wrap situation is more of a retailer issue: I do see your point, but game makers have just as much if not more responsibility in this as they know that retailers can't legally sell a returned game as new, yet they continue to put a legally meaningless "agreement" in a product that they have Shrink-wrapped knowing that a customer won't see it until they have removed the shrink-wrap. "That said, if the shrink wrap isn't removed, we don't get to play the game at all if we bought the retail version, do we?" I don't see how that statement can rebut the argument it's a response to.

Muteki_X
Muteki_X

@ jimbo6923 Excellent post. Apparently just their sales dipping isn't enought for them to get the clue. They'll just blame it on the economy, pirating, used sales, etc. unless we let them know.

OutlawPunk
OutlawPunk

On disc DLC.... F' YOU!!! not buying this game now.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

I have to wonder at this point if Capcom is just playing stupid or they really don't get it! Instead of using DLC to just add new characters later, they're using these keys to lock content off! It's not about them being on the disc, it's about them being there right when the game is released! If I ever end up buying this game, it will be used; Capcom isn't getting any of my money firsthand as long as they keep this crap up!

mapmaker187
mapmaker187

The industry weaponized the internet. Instead of a medium in which gamers could interact and communicate, they made it into a means of milking gamers of every penny. Im sick and tired of “downloadable content” and the industry for attempting to take advantage of us. I was going to buy this game, not anymore! Capcom you officially screwed yourself. F U you greedy bastards.

xolivierx
xolivierx

I do understand it's easier to have DLC created at the same time the game is designed because you already have the staff and ressources to work on the project. DLC should exist ONLY and SOLELY to expand the life of a game once it's on the market, once a lot of people bought it and finished it. It adds to the replay value. It should not exist so that you buy a game and then you have to buy every little add-on because the game is not complete, it shouldn't make the consumers act like addicts looking for their next fix. It should feel like a courtesy the developer hands to the gamers, as a thank you note, a reward.

xolivierx
xolivierx

I've read many post about this matter and here is my opinion. Having a game packed with ''locked'' content only available by paying for DLC on launch date is just wrong. It feels like you are being cheated, tricked in spending that extra $$$, like s scam. It's both right and wrong. If such a game exists and is already complete, amazing and polished without the DLC add-ons I would not mind knowing there is locked content inside of the disc. BUT if the game feels it's missing something and the only way to get the full taste of it is to shed $$ on locked content, it is a scam. You are only buying half the game for the full price(pay money to get more colors on costumes...REALLY? come on CAPCOM) Don't be too quick to judge for the video games companies are there to make cash and it's the only way for them to be on the market and to make good games. Without money there can't be any good games anymore. Take Skyrim for instance : it is awesome. It's complete. It's polished. The game length is long. I don't feel they cut the game in half so I had to pay for DLC. Just like Fallout : the game was a masterpiece(with bug issues) and you don't have to pay for the DLC for it's just something EXTRA to the game. Street Fighter X Tekken...I've read alot of reviews and the game seems to be trunked, chopped in half, so you have to spend that extra money you have left on DLC. It's pure marketing genius. Maybe it's time the consumers acted like geniuses also. I'm boycotting this game.

zaiwen
zaiwen

i'll pass & wait for super street fighter x tekken where all dlc characters are already included.. capcom now is blatantly but in a discreet way telling gamers are fooools.. even a kid can't be fooled by their excuse of saving hard drive space to ensure smooth transition is pure unadulterated bs.. i wish someone out there will take some action against capcom.. in the age of dlc, capcom really abused this practice to the gazillionth degree

Sharky_vs_Venom
Sharky_vs_Venom

Well, now I'm pissed! I cannot play the only characters I would enjoy until fall comes and I also have to pay extra!!! Capcom is officially done in my eyes! What a let down! :(

daimprov
daimprov

I have a feeling if rock band were made by capcom they would release the original with 1/3rd of the music it originally came with, make you download the rest for a fee even tho they were originally on the disc... and then release all the DLC for a fee- but here's the twist- they would sell rock band 2 and rock band 3 with no songs on disc you would have to use all the songs from your rock band 1 and DLC you previously purchased.... lol, i know.. seems farfetched right? not if its capcom were talking about.. Look at mortal kombat Armageddon man 62 characters plus 2 more slots for your created characters, that my good sir is love. so much love.

daimprov
daimprov

I for one am not against all DLC, but the way capcom is doing it is simply not DLC period. I don't understand why this is still an argument and why there are still people trying to defend capcom in this situation...I don't care how much they got payed to develop DLC and this and that, they should have taken that budget and created real DLC- [you know, in game items that you create after the game has been released for download by the consumer to add to your already completed game] You want to know how to properly execute the idea of DLC?? "Rock Band" 4 years after the game originally released they are thinking of new songs to put in as DLC and no one says "these songs should have been free" because the customers understand they they are working hard to bring them what they want.

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

if it comes to that why not release all the versions with all the content after the Vita i even was considering skipping this version to get all the dlc in another SUPER version now u made the Super version even more appealing and useful ?_?

dragonsama
dragonsama

@mdchapel9 get your friends to call them spread it on forums, Twitter, Facebook, youtube. It's time to stand up gamers and tell companies we will not stand for this BS! Capcom contact Info. Capcom U.S.A., Inc. 800 Concar Drive Suite 300 San Mateo, CA 94402-2649 (650) 350-6500

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

I, and my friends refuse to buy this game. Let the wallets speak.

GulliversTravel
GulliversTravel

Makes perfect sense Capcom. Come on everyone, this poor corporation has to deal with piracy!

AfrosRockMan
AfrosRockMan

To everyone saying that they're not going to buy the dlc, why not (as many others have suggested) just give a real middle finger to Capcom by refusing to purchase the game in the first place? If you still buy it, then you're still supporting this circus. Rosa Parks didn't just say "Oh, well this is the last time I'll move, but you better watch out next time whippersnapper!" She took a stand (no pun intended) right then and there. You want to make a real difference? Don't buy this game in the first place. Better yet, call plus write Capcom to let them know your frustration and of your refusal to buy the game because of purposely gated on-disc content. Want to take it a step further? Have your friends do same! (Thanks to mdchapel9) Capcom U.S.A., Inc. 800 Concar Drive Suite 300 San Mateo, CA 94402-2649 (650) 350-6500

Nic345
Nic345

Honestly guys just make the content available from the get go. Dlc should compliment a game and not be missing content.

ahpuck
ahpuck

They are only cheating you if you buy it.

GlaciusXL
GlaciusXL

TLDR: "DLC on Disc" really dives into it's own paradox doesn't it.

GlaciusXL
GlaciusXL

They used to lock content in the old days, but back then it was unlocked with hard work or a code. Now the only code is "MONEY". Over the last couple of years the FUN in the VG Industry is really taking a backseat to the business. Yeah, make your money. But you don't have to sell us our own shirts to do it. I love fighting games. SF, Tek, MK, SC, DOA, VF, and the less popular games too, but I can't support this game at all. Take a look at Tekken 6. They could have easily sold all of the customization items as "DLC" or unlockable content. 40G for a mask. 20G for some gloves. The ULIMATE PACK for $20 that unlocks all items. The game had 40 characters. Some could have been "DLC". But they didn't. They went full on and really made the game all it could be. Mad respect for that. SFIV couldn't even give you 1 alt costume. And this game seems to use the same models that have been in 3 other games (SFIV, SSFIV, and SSFIV:AE) Its not even about the money. When MK9 came out I bought two Tournament Editions and didn't flinch. Charge $100 for your game. Whatever. But this shady business doesn't fly with me. And people can debate until their retirement checks show up, the fact is, content on the disc is on the disc, it's not downloaded. Make a new name for it. I have no respect for Capcom on these things. None. Which is sad because Capcom was awesome. But this current gen Capcom and the 90's Capcom are just like comparing EA with Electronic Arts. I don't even know you guys anymore.

wellrod
wellrod

I thought DLC stood for Downloadable Content?