Downloadable content has really opened a lot of doors to developers and designers this generation, even though some gamers still say it's an invitation to slack off on the initial product. For our part, it's a balancing act, and we're convinced that Naughty Dog will only make a great game better with DLC for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves .
As Gamerzines reports, Uncharted 2 Creative Director Amy Hennig said that DLC is in the works that will help expand on the game's multiplayer and co-op modes. Said Hennig in a GameTrailers interview at this year's Comic-Con:
"One of the great things about the multiplayer and the co-op is that it gives us great opportunities to expand the experience for players with downloadable content, unlockables, things like that. Which of course you don't really do with the single-player game that much. We tried to pack a lot of value into the first game in terms of unlockables, but with that online component the game can kind of keep growing, especially based on players' feedback too."
In our eyes, this is a good route to take. This means the single-player experience should be full and without much need of enhancement when the game first hits store shelves. That's the way it should be. But you can always improve on multiplayer modes with some future updates, and that's a positive thing. If you've already forgotten, Among Thieves is scheduled to arrive on October 13, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it won't need any DLC to spruce up a lackluster production; the DLC is just gonna be like little bonuses.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves