@The Mighty Monarch said:
This is the problem with the idea of DLC. It SHOULD be in play for content that doesn't get a chance to make it in to the initial release, or is simply conceived later. NOT for withholding content released at the same time just to squeeze extra money from us, and replace the satisfaction of the challenge based unlockables.
Here's the thing that people don't really understand about the video game industry.
Usually when DLC is conceived (characters, maps, & what have you), it's conceived at a point where the game is finished, is being sent around for printing, distribution, final ESRB rating stuff, etc. It seems like it's intentionally pulled from the main game, but it's in fact usually being conceived & created when the main game has already been completed.
Yes, some folks do DLC wrong (just look at Capcom) but for the most part, if DLC didn't exist, those new maps/characters/etc just couldn't exist, period. They wouldn't bother, because why would they wait another 6 months to a year to add another map or character or whatever to the main game when they have deadlines to meet, licensing agreements to live up to, and everything else that hinders game development in some way?
Basically, either gamers will get DLC, they won't get any updates at all, or they'll be shelling out $40 for Super Injustice: Gods Among Us: Gold Edition EX in 12 months which isn't backwards compatible with the original game. I'd take the former, personally speaking.