Resident Evil 6 Potentially Contains On-Disc DLC
Hey — don’t freak out at the headline. Just read.
Though Capcom has been one of the many companies to sneak purchasable downloadable content onto their game discs in the past, they’ve also mentioned that they’re “re-evaluating how such additional game content is delivered in the future.” As it turns out, though, their most recent game, Resident Evil 6, might actually contain on-disc DLC.
Allegedly found by those with modding capabilities well beyond my own, what was discovered appears to be an extra difficulty mode in the form of ‘No Hope Mode’, as well as some costumes, melee attacks and taunts. It should be heavily noted that only some of this content is on the disc, most of it partial data.
When a YouTube commenter inquired with the video poster if the found content is encoded on the disc, the poster responded, saying: “Only partially. There’s missing files for the maps and the multiplayer modes.”
He explains more in his video description:
“No Hope is a difficulty in the game which is currently only accessible via modding. One of the files refer to the mode as DLC (there’s also other DLC referred to, like 2 map packs (total map count will be 10), 4 multiplayer game modes and coop for Ada campaign). No Hope is the only DLC which is on disc, the other DLC is only partially on disc.”
There’s no confirmation that all of this will cost anything, but Capcom has responded to the findings, saying that some of the content, “For technical reasons, requires the use of a combination of newly downloaded data and data that is included on the retail game disc.”
Is this a clear indication that Capcom is shoveling content onto the game disc in an effort to trick you into paying for something that you already technically possess, but just sits, waiting to be unlocked? Of course not, that would mean we’re jumping to conclusions.
Is it a potential outcome of this find? Certainly, but we’re not going to jump on Capcom’s case until we know exactly what it all means.
You, however, are allowed to jump on as many cases as you feel suitable. Have at it.