Katsuhiro Harada, the man in charge of Namco Bandai’s Tekken series, says that he would quit working for the company if he was put under pressure to introduce character downloads as DLC.
"If I was given the choice to include paid DLC or quit Namco, I would maybe quit," he told Eurogamer recently. "Or maybe I would just say 'get someone else to deal with this'. Actually this is something my bosses have been asking me for quite a while now – what are our plans for DLC? How much money can we make? They are a company, obviously, in it to make money."
Harada goes on to say that his bosses often ask him about this sort of thing but his stance on selling DLC characters remains the same: he is against it. He also said that the only way he would consider selling DLC would be for features that are not a core part of the gameplay.
"If there's something that's not necessary, if it just enhances the entertainment value," Harada said. "For example, a lot of fans have been asking for previous soundtracks. Fans have said they'd want to buy that. So maybe if we make those available, or some of the past ending movies. These are ideas that aren't essential to enjoy the game, and might be available for purchase."