Originally Posted by Nirolak
I never entirely got this argument.
So let's say they decided to cut some things from the game due to scheduling or quality reasons.
Would you actually want them to never go back, improve them, and release them if they think it could actually be good?
Naw, I'd imagine that most DLC indeed has origins in content that was partially worked on during the standard development time of a game, games always come out without every idea being finished or executed. Like how Mario Galaxy 2 was "we just had more game we didn't get a chance to make."
I take explicit umbrage with content that is made during the course of primary development with the purpose
of being held back and released later as DLC. Literally taken out "so we can sell it later," not because it's presently no good or just barely in progress. That's the kind of situation I am NOPEing to.
Originally Posted by Lord-Audie
Sounds like PR talk.
Since when does Nintendo have the benefit of doubt?
They haven't done anything to not deserve it. Every discussion they've ever had about DLC, from the executive down to the developer level, has been focused around not building DLC during the course of the game, and instead starting it after the game is released. It's a very big consumer issue for them, they've talked about the negative impression on-the-disc DLC has on gamers. The DLC they've released on the 3DS and Wii U has all matched this philosophy.