I dont wanna pay for maps
Valve have today announced that Steam - which already takes care of most other in-game needs for the PC market - will now be offering in-game downloadable content procurement as well.
What does this mean? You'll be able to get the DLC from the same program you're launching and managing the main game from, instead of fishing around somewhere else for it. Just fire up the game, hit shift-tab and you can shop to your heart's content.
Convenient? Yes. Just don't be surprised if that convenience comes at a cost when you find in six months that map packs PC gamers used to get for free suddenly are not free.
The first game to take advantage of in-game DLC will be The Maw, but since the feature can be accessed from any game - old or new, purchased from Steam or from retail - it certainly won't be the last.
Originally Posted by TheHoff
I'm not paying for DLC. Plain and simple. I'll just live without it if I have to.
Originally Posted by curly haired boy
this means better DLC support on steam, hopefully. as far as i know, Mirror's Edge on steam still doesn't have it available to buy. :S
Originally Posted by Redmist
Let it be known game devs, PC gamers will not pay for a map pack.
I was so mad when Infinity Ward was considering charging for the CoD4 map pack, luckily Nvidia stepped in and said no, PC gamers don't pay for maps, we'll pick up the tab you give them their maps for free in a patch
Originally Posted by gtarmanrob
hmm. honestly, i dont see how charging for map packs would work anyway, i mean, a map is simply a file and some textures and scripts etc... how could they possibly stop piracy of those.
they'd have to code the game to recognise some kind of allowance or unlock for said map packs, otherwise they will just get torrented and made available FOC anyway.