It’s all too common of a complaint. A game is released and the same day downloadable content is released alongside it. People think they’re being cheated; they think it’s some conspiracy that developers and publishers have to get some easy extra cash. Well, I’m tired of hearing about it, because if folks understood the process they’d cut developers and publishers some slack. I’m here to set the record straight.
The first thing to get out of the way is whether it’s actual DLC or “unlock” DLC. Unlock DLC is always less than one megabyte and simply enables something already existing in the game. Those are more than fair to be upset about for the most part, but what follows can occasionally apply to unlock DLC as well as actual DLC.