Could the tide be turning in our favour for a change? Are developers seeing DLC as a new way to keep people playing their games by not charging for it? According to this interview with Creative Director Phil Robb from Turtlerock Studios all Evolve map DLC packs will be free of charge.
[quote]First thing we said was we can’t break the community up, so all of our maps will be free. We never want anyone to get booted off of a server because they haven’t bought something.[/quote]
You’ll still pay for extra characters and monsters:
[quote]We’ll have characters and monsters, and even if you don’t buy them, if your buddy wants to buy the DLC, that’s cool, and your game will be enhanced through his purchase. So, you won’t be able to play as those characters, but you will certainly be able to play with those characters.[/quote]
Evolve launches 10 February 2015 on PS4, Xbox One and PC