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[Polygon] Ark: Survival Evolved slammed on Steam for paid DLC

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Ark: Survival Evolved is a popular Steam Early Access title, but its overall "mostly positive" review average is currently under threat. Following yesterday’s reveal that the game would receive a $19.99 expansion pack, its first ever paid downloadable content, former devotees are turning against the open-world adventure game. "[Ark] started off as [a] shining example of how to do early access," one highly recommended negative review reads. "Ended up a complete disaster after the developer went off on adventure of making [free-to-play spinoff Ark: Survival of the Fittest], console versions and paid expansion while still in early access! No wonder the game is so behind schedule."

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What is your take on this? Is it OK for an Early Access game to ask for paid DLC?
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Hilarious.

   
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Hilarious.

Isn't it?

I mean they are getting money to finish the game as Early Access but also working for paid DLC AND releasing it before the game comes out of Early Access..

There is a good video about this.
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Wildcard having to pay a settlement to TE might have something to do with the DLC. Reportedly, its 40 mill. Ouch. Losses have to be recouped right?
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I talked to one of my friends about this, and he says the DLC is REALLY good.

Honestly, I think the internet is making a fuss about this for the sake of making a fuss. The game is actually pretty good, even if it is still early access.
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still in early access and getting a dlc? ***
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I talked to one of my friends about this, and he says the DLC is REALLY good.

Honestly, I think the internet is making a fuss about this for the sake of making a fuss. The game is actually pretty good, even if it is still early access.

The devs are asking people who paid for early access to pay more for the content they should be getting for free. You dont see a problem with that? Unless its stated, ppl who enter early access games will generally need to buy the game again once its released fully.

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The core game currently costs $29.99 on Steam and usually around the same on Xbox One, so anyone who buys the game and the expansion is looking at a $50 lay-out, roughly the same as a Triple A release at launch. Rapczak said that the expansion will continue to be sold as an extra when the final game arrives.
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I'm starting to think that Early Access is nothing more than an excuse to sell a broken and incomplete game for real moneys. Pretty good idea to be honest. You can deflect any complaints about your game being a buggy mess by saying it's in alpha. Heck, if EA had done that with BF4, I'm sure there would have been far fewer complaints about its issues.
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I'm starting to think that Early Access is nothing more than an excuse to sell a broken and incomplete game for real moneys. Pretty good idea to be honest. You can deflect any complaints about your game being a buggy mess by saying it's in alpha. Heck, if EA had done that with BF4, I'm sure there would have been far fewer complaints about its issues.
You start to think that just now?
I thought this was pretty obvious years ago when cash shops came into "early access games"
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I talked to one of my friends about this, and he says the DLC is REALLY good.

Honestly, I think the internet is making a fuss about this for the sake of making a fuss. The game is actually pretty good, even if it is still early access.
No, I am making a fuss since the DLC seems to be working better than the actual game itself, also I don't actually care about the DLC's included content (Even though releasing it in EA is unacceptable) it's that they want to charge more for a game when it crashes and performs extremely bad.
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