Deep Down Won’t Cost You A Cent, And That’s Bad
Deep Down has dazzled viewers with some stunning, stunning visuals, and up until recently we didn’t really know much about the dungeon crawler coming from developers Capcom. That changed a for weeks ago with information regarding Deep Down’s PS4 exclusivity, as well as the announcement that the game would be an online title set in 2094. Yeah, medieval set in the future. Infinity Blade did it first, just saying.
Regardless, Deep Down was still looking really good at the time, and hooking up with friends to tackle procedurally generated dungeons was making the next-gen title sound like something that would soon be a must buy. Well, that’s until Capcom announced that “buying” Deep Down wouldn’t actually be possible, considering the title will be free-to-play. And to be honest, I’m not exactly ecstatic about that idea at all.
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The news was announced by Sony’s president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida, who also revealed that Deep Down would be in open beta close to the Japanese release of 2014. So, around February 2014 would be a good bet at this stage.
Now, here’s one reason why having a game that is looking this good go free-to-play is not a good revelation: Capcom. The game is being developed by possibly the most greedy and penny sucking developer and publisher in the industry now, so if you’re expecting to enjoy Deep Down without having to make some sort of in-game purchase for weapons, equipment or something along those lines, then you’re a fool.
I mean seriously, how many Marvel vs. Capcom 3 games have we already had? How many times has Capcom been bust for locking on-disc content for DLC use? And now we’re supposed to believe that they’re creating a truly “free-to-play” experience.
Fuck that noise, seriously.
Not that best news for a Monday morning, but maybe I’m being overly pessimistic. Thoughts?