Senior VP Chrisstian Svensson has heard your complaing about Capcom’s choices in DLC. The good news is that they’re listening to complaints and plan to adjust how they approach DLC. The bad news is that Dragon’s Dogma is already done and was finished with Capcom’s current model of on-disc DLC. So when critics and fans alike slam the game about it, don’t act surprised.
Community liaison Gregaman forwarded Svensson’s thoughts on the matter and it definitely seems like Capcom will be changing how they approach DLC. But since Dragon’s Dogma is releasing on May 22 for North America, we can all assume that the game is pretty much finished and is only awaiting shipping. Shipping with DLC behind a gate on-disc.
“As this process has only just commenced in the past month or so, there will be some titles, where development began some time ago and that are scheduled for release in the coming months, for which we are unable to make changes to the way some of their post release content is delivered.”
The rest of the post just goes into how long the content already available on-disc will hold players over (the main quest will be around 40 hours) but it does clarify that the additional content, not all of which planned to actually release, was put in well in the beginning of the game’s development. So try tempering your anger with the knowledge that Capcom will be changing. But by all means, still get angry.