Hidetaka Suehiro, better known as Swery65, has always stood out for his personality and distinctive character. What we have to tell you today goes, once again, in the same vein. And it is that now the creator of Deadly Premonition has released an incendiary statement on his account Twitter that has generated a multitude of debates in the aforementioned social network. The thesis of his argument: Why should developers update their games for free? Below you can see Suehiro’s message on Twitter and later we comment on his words and to what extent he is right or wrong.
Please tell me why we creators, who work overtime every day to make video games, we should have to update our games for free. You all pay ten dollars for a cup of coffee at Starbucks… is the world going crazy?” Swery65 expressed with obvious anger on Twitter. Although his message does not make it entirely clear what kind of post-launch content he is referring to, at the end it includes the hashtag DLCso we understand that your words are directed to additional free content and not to updates that serve to correct existing errors.
Be that as it may, Swery’s words have generated an interesting debate about an upward trend in the video game industry such as the inclusion of new content on a regular basis and for free, with a clear example such as No Man’s Sky. Of course it is a way to retain players and attract a new audience, but the creator of Deadly Premonition or The Good Life points out, not without reason, that the work must be paid and that it can never be an obligation to add content without asking for money In return. What do you think?