Yesterday 2K released their first piece of downloadable content for Bioshock 2. The “Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack” contains an increase in the level cap for multiplayer as well as weapon upgrades, two new characters, trials and masks for the mode. This costs $4.99. However, coming from the 2K forums are comments from customers who have downloaded the DLC and are now saying that the file size for the DLC is only 24kb, if the picture above, taken from the Games for Windows Live download screen, is to be believed. From this, the assumption has been made that the downloadable content is in fact already on disc, as when DLC tends to be this small, it is usually just a key for unlocking on-disc content. If so, then 2K are denying paying customers from content that they already should be able to access.
We have contacted 2K and we will update you if we receive a reply.
Source: 2K Forums
Update: In the same forum thread, 2K Community Manager Elizabeth has admited that the content is on disc as to not “split the player base” due to all parties needing the same content to play MP. Seems like a pretty stupid reason to me.
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