Teasing an upcoming interview, VG247 reports CD Projekt RED's Konrad Tomaszkiewicz's thoughts on downloadable content: he thinks it should be free. Tomaszkiewicz says gamers shouldn’t be paying for post-release digital content, given their bite-sized nature and sometimes hefty price tags.
"We’ve always believed in free DLCs," he told VG247. "The thing is that we consider DLCs as a normal post sale service, which shouldn’t be priced. Back when retail games were dominant, we had expansion packs. These were really large chunks of content, which were worth their price."
"If today’s DLCs offered the same amount of content," Tomaszkiewicz added, "they would be worth paying for, but in most cases players think they are overcharged for what they receive. That’s why we offer expansions to our game for free. This is also a way of saying 'thank you' to the people who decided to buy our game instead of copying it from an unauthorized source."
Gamers certainly love free thank-you gifts, particularly when they are good enough that they would be willing to pay money for them. The Witcher 2 developer may be onto something here.
Source: VG247 by way of Andrew Eisen.