PC Need For Speed Won't Get Consoles' DLC

Not only is Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's first downloadable content package not coming to the game's PC version, the PC version isn't getting any of the consoles' paid DLC extensions, period, according to the game's studio.

Big Download reports that Criterion Games, on the official Need For Speed message boards, confirmed the lack of PC DLC on Friday. "Unfortunately we will not be releasing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit PDLC for the PC," wrote a developer. "We have a limited amount of resources that makes it so that we are unable to deliver new content to all platforms."

PC gamers, in their forum replies, did not take the news well. The dev went on to say that "we do have more updates and content on the way for PC players - look for news very soon." No other details were given.

Policy Towards PC Gamers? [Need For Speed Forums, via Big Download]


    Cheers Kotaku, just took this one off the Chrissie list :)

    “We have a limited amount of resources that makes it so that we are unable to deliver new content to all platforms.”

    Yeah, it must be tough for small businesses like EA just trying to make ends meet in these difficult times.

    I think, PC users are used to getting things like a few extra cars free and simply don't buy the DLC for games like Console users.

      I think PC users are starting to get used to the short end of the stick as far as multi platform releases go.

      I tend to ignore any PC game that's also seeing a console release, the same usually goes for anything being published by EA.

        "I tend to ignore any PC game that’s also seeing a console release"

        really? so outside of blizzard games what do you even play?

      well as you point out this sort of stuff used to be free until you could sell it on console's which charged hosting fee's and what not so you sold and then decided to make a profit.

      so if the resources were there to give it to us for free for the past 5 years why is EA suddenly having such issue's with so called funding

        Maybe they've tightened their belts because they've been giving it away free for the past five years.

    I heard this is pathetic on PC anyway. Apparently it limits the framerate to 30FPS. That makes me want to vomit

      You heard wrong, it's not frame limited.

    Ah the PC shaft yet again. I got this for the PS3 as I don't usually play racing games on my PC but that still doesn't make me feel any less annoyed.

    Game feels pretty borked since release, its run ok but before the first patch the weather effects and sun corona effects were completely missing from the game, and the sound is too low for the player's car (although that is apparently being fixed with the next update if we ever get it).

    Its times like this I think back to Bioshock 2, still waiting for that patch 2K...

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