BioShock 2's first premium downloadable content pack--The Sinclair Solutions Test Pack--released yesterday. Early adopters took note of the small file sizes on all platforms--the Xbox 360 has the largest footprint with 108KB--and have questioned 2K, via the company's forums, on their methods of making players pay for content that is already included on the disc. 2K Community Manager Elizabeth Tobey replied to the complaints today with the following statement:
I noticed there was a bit of confusion about our Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack file size, and I wanted to clear things up for you. The way our engine and game structure works is that people need to have the exact same content for people to play together. One of the challenges with post launch content for MP is that it can split the player base, and we want to avoid that whenever possible. For this content, creating the DLC package the way we did allowed for us to not split the player base -- so whether you purchase the new content or not, you can still play with your friends.
I know some of you have strong beliefs about DLC, and I'm not here to sway your opinion or convince you to buy our stuff - if you like what we're offering, I hope you get it and enjoy it. If it's not your speed, enjoy BioShock 2 as we released it.
I want to let you know that DLC is not interfering with our patching capabilities, which are a top priority and are still being actively worked on. We're committed to supporting you and making BioShock 2 the best experience possible.
I hope this clears up a lot of the questions and confusion in this thread!
BioShock 2 players--are you angry about this DLC development? If so, has 2K's response quelled your anger at all?
SOURCE: BioShock 2 DLC is Already On the Disc [1UP]