In a move considered rare for this age in gaming, EA has announced that all of the downloadable content (DLC) for the newly rebooted “Need for Speed” will be free. It’s an interesting move to say the least, with developer Ghost Games stating that fans that purchase this game deserve free DLC.
The information was revealed during an interview with Craig Sullivan, the game’s creative director had with Vice. Apparently, the free DLC was due to fan requests, with a big amount of content coming fairly soon to those that purchased the game.
So far, there have been no details regarding the possible content coming to “Need for Speed,” but a good bet is new cars and maybe some new tracks. Customization is also a big feature this year, so maybe a few new parts will be added as well.
While there is currently no plans for paid DLC, that could apparently change in the next few years. Though Sullivan swears that there are no plans for now, he did state that it’s possible that paid DLC will eventually come to the game, just not right now, according to GameSpot.
However, Sullivan did state that there is currently no in-game store for the “Need for Speed” reboot, so at the least there won’t be any paid DLC or microtransactions for the time being. Considering how EA has added microtransactions for games like “Dead Space 3” and “Sim City,” this is a fairly interesting statement.
It should be noted that “Need for Speed” isn’t the only game that gives fans free DLC. Earlier this year CD Projekt Red released “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” which had a huge amount of free DLC. While the game does have paid expansions, they are completely different campaigns that differ from the main story and include a host of new elements.
The “Need for Speed” reboot is available right now for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is currently slated for a PC release sometime in 2016, though no official date has been given. Reasons for the reboot are due to the game going back to its roots and gaining influence from the “Underground” series that made “Need for Speed” popular in the first place.