Capcom caught more than a little flak for charging extra for Resident Evil 5's VS mode. Their excuse? That it was "beyond the initial scope of Resident Evil 5".
Seems Capcom have a strange way of defining what was in the "initial scope" because, as anyone who has downloaded the add-on will have found, the DLC weighs in at a massive 1.8MB. Leading many to suggest that, well, you're not really downloading VS mode at all. You're just downloading a key that unlocks content that was already on the disc. The disc you already paid for.
Course, this practice is nothing new. Nor, of course, would it be entirely unexpected, as Capcom had previously said that VS mode "makes use of the assets that exist in the game".
As of writing, Capcom have yet to respond to our requests for clarification or comment.
Kotaku AU Note: Before everyone jumps on Capcom, to my mind, it's not unreasonable to think the VS mode could be contained in a 1.8MB file. After all, it doesn't require any additional art assets. And a code that merely unlocks what's already on the disc wouldn't need to be even that large. I've asked Capcom for clarification and will let you know what they say.