After a brief controversy in which gamers found DLC already sold on several Capcom discs, Senior VP Christian Svensson had promised to begin “the process of re-evaluating how such additional game content is delivered in the future.”
However, it seems they didn’t re-valuate fast enough for the release of Resident Evil 6. Modders have cracked the hidden files on Resident Evil 6 discs to reveal a handful of data that will most likely be sold as DLC somewhere down the line. These include the new “No Hope” mode hyped as a timed Xbox 360 exclusive, as well as costumes and new melee attacks for the characters. YouTube user FluffyQuack has the videos of what he found up and loaded. Check them out below.
To be fair, Svensson also claimed that as the process was just beginning, there would be a few titles in the near future which were “unable to make changes to the way some of their post release content is delivered.” Although he directly cites Dragon’s Dogma as the game in question, perhaps Resident Evil 6 was just another of those games.
Capcom responded to the discovery stating that it was impossible to deliver all of the information though digital means and the data on the disc is just there to support the DLC you will purchase.
“We still have unannounced DLC for RE6 that will be revealed in the coming months and while virtually all such content will not be on the disc there will be one piece of content, that for technical reasons, requires the use of a combination of newly downloaded data and data that is included on the retail game disc.”
Capcom already has a mixed bagged with Resident Evil 6 on its hands. For one case, its broken every opening record the company has ever posted, shipping 4.5 million copies in the first week. On the other hand, it’s just not that very good and critics are vastly polarized, leading to mediocre review scores from aggregating websites like Metacritic. The last thing they need is more negative press to sell all of those shipped copies.
Resident Evil 6 is available on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. PC version is due somewhere down the road later this year.