Confirmed: ELEX won’t support any DLCs

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It’s official now: ELEX won’t have any DLCs. Piranha Bytes, the game’s developer recently confirmed this piece of news at Gamescom.

Many gamers welcomed the decision and said they would support and promote the game even more now. As a matter of fact, Piranha Bytes’ decision is quite a courageous one. In contrast, most game developers prefer to rely on regular DLC releases in order to earn more money.

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Gone are the days when players could buy a new game and get it all for free: free maps, free weapons, dedicated servers to play, and more. Now, gamers can expect to pay more on cosmetic DLCs than on the actual game, as one user points out on Reddit.

I absolutely hate the idea of buying a 50-60$ game these days and then seeing 30$~+ in smaller DLCs.
It’s frankly insulting. The video game industry is more profitable than the TV + Movie industry combined, and they seem to do pretty alright.
I mean people pay for it, so they’ll stick around, but man… […]
Now you pay 110$ for a “Complete” edition of a game with it’s Season Pass, and still get like 50-60$ in DLC added afterwords. 3$ a weapon, hah.

ELEX is a Sci-Fi role playing game

ELEX is an action role-playing game set in a post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi world. As a player, you’ll encounter plenty of mutant creatures, fierce enemies and you’ll face deep moral choices. You’ll join a destructive war over a rare resource that offers people magic-like powers.

The game will officially launch on the Xbox One and PC on October 17.

What’s your take on Piranha Bytes’ decision? Do you support such an approach or you wish the game had some additional DLCs? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Let’s face it. Like all open world games, the main storylines are too quickly playable. I can’t wait to play ELEX but knowing DLCs that grants extra medium through small quests would be a possibility would be nice.