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Capcom not in as much "control" of pricing on Live Marketplace as Steamworks, knows about the DLC issues for non Steam users

Posted by SFilp
February 14, 2013 at 3:27 p.m. PST
Capcom not in as much "control" of pricing on Live Marketplace as Steamworks, knows about the DLC issues for non Steam users When the DLC characters for Street Fighter X Tekken on the PC, Capcom had a big sale on the DLC that was released. Unfortunately it was only available for users who use Steam, and so many fans have been asking if anything would be offered for Games For Windows Live users.

Capcom's Christian Svensson jumped in once again to give an update on the situation. Additionally, he notes that if people are having difficulties with the DLC to post in the technical support forum on Capcom-Unity.

2n2: SFxT PC DLC sale on Steam only?
Can Capcom confirm this?
If so this is very frustrating for those who bought from other outlets and have to use the MS Marketplace. :(
Will anything be offered for those users?


Sven: We are working on getting similar limited pricing on GFWLM but we have not resolve this with Microsoft yet. We are not as "in control" of pricing on Live Marketplace as we are on Steam, and thus the disconnect.

If you are having difficulties with the DLC, please post in the technical support forum or contact our customer support folks.

Comments

zUkUu said on February 14, 2013 at 3:33 p.m.

GFWL should just die. Seriously, boycott games that use that service until it has disappeared.

#1
Azis said on February 14, 2013 at 3:33 p.m.

Can't believe this issue still persist. Offer the download somewhere else to install in the HD then, wouldn't it work?

#2
Schwoi said on February 14, 2013 at 3:37 p.m.

Does anyone here on eventhubs have the non-steam version and is able to download/install the DLC?
I know that I'm not the only one getting errors, but now I'm curious if there is even one person who was able to install it at all

#3
BlankaBeast said on February 14, 2013 at 3:38 p.m.

Someone should get this under control.

#4
DustinFong said on February 14, 2013 at 3:38 p.m.

Even Microsoft doesn't release games on GFWL anymore. The only publishers who seem to use it are Japanese.

#5
LordProsper said on February 14, 2013 at 3:41 p.m.

Hey, you know what would stop this issue? Stop releasing games on %^&*ing GFWL.

#6
Mr_Pyro said on February 14, 2013 at 3:41 p.m.

Enough of this nonsense. Capcom should invest in making a Steamworks re-release. Better online, quicker patches, better interface, no region problems, and less piracy. If you support the idea, go post about it at Capcom-Unity as well.

During an earlier Ask Capcom stream, Sven noted that the suggestion is not unreasonable, and that it's something they've brought up before (not hard consideration).

#7
roknin said on February 14, 2013 at 3:52 p.m.

GWFL can go die in a fire. Capcom shouldn't have used it in the first place, and for the love of all things holy don't use it AGAIN in the future.

@zUkUu - "GFWL should just die. Seriously, boycott games that use that service until it has disappeared."

1000% agreed.

#8
Isimorn said on February 14, 2013 at 4:06 p.m.

Games For Windows Live users

lol

#9
GordonsBeard said on February 14, 2013 at 4:13 p.m.

@9
hahaha

#10
Mac_Gargan said on February 14, 2013 at 4:17 p.m.


Author, fiddly gibbet, but...maybe the headline should be:

Capcom not as much "in control" of pricing on Live Marketplace as Steamworks, knows about the DLC issues for non Steam users

#11
2101RYU said on February 14, 2013 at 4:27 p.m.

"Capcom not in as "control" of pricing on Live Marketplace as Steamworks,"

this is some unbelievably awkward phrasing, especially considering Sven worded it coherently enough right there for you himself.

#12
gtfopanda said on February 14, 2013 at 5:52 p.m.

@ #3

Same here, I don't personally know of anyone who was able to get DLC chars to work. Actually there's people who bought the DLC chars on January 31st (they pretty much came out on the Marketplace by accident on that date) and still cannot use them.

Colors aren't working too, though for some reasons you can get color pack 1 and special color pack 1.

If you feel like helping with the issue guys, drop a message on Capcom Unity here http://www.capcom-unity.com/tech_supp...

#13
GeeK said on February 14, 2013 at 6:06 p.m.

It's amazing that Capcom still uses GFWL for some of their PC releases when they are full aware of how much more control they have over their own products if they used Steam.

It's like they enjoy banging their heads into a wall.

#14
MasterBP said on February 14, 2013 at 6:13 p.m.

Stuff like this is why everyone lets out a collective groan whenever someone announces a pc port will go through GFWL. It baffles me how the Japanese still think anyone over here wants it, I guess their only contact with the western world are Microsoft officials.

#15
Astro_Notch said on February 14, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.

Why is it that every time I turn around there's someone complaining about GFWL? Are they really that bad?

#16
mrambitious said on February 14, 2013 at 7:19 p.m.

moral of the story:

DO NOT EVER GO THROUGH MICROSOFT FOR ANYTHING!

steam all the way! my sfxt with dlc characters was $13 because I bought everything while it was on sale. Unbeatable price even without having 2013 for a full game!

#17
chipndip said on February 14, 2013 at 8:23 p.m.

^ Smart gamer. We need more of him.

#18
TrueGamingGuru said on February 14, 2013 at 8:54 p.m.

Capcom has no control with the pricing for DLC from the beginning not just Microsoft but also Sony. When comes to online DLC stores only Microsoft & Sony decides on pricing anyway.

#19
Dutchling said on February 14, 2013 at 9:01 p.m.

Rather they make it available on GOG for the less retarded.

#20
hazelnut1112 said on February 14, 2013 at 11:50 p.m.

It's no surprise really since from the looks of things MS is starting to drop support for GFWL. Hell Halo and possibly 3 will be available on Steam. I'm glad MS has learned their lesson, GFWL is more of a clusterF**k to deal with than anything. Especially if it has Steam AND GFWL.

#21
takanari said on February 15, 2013 at 2:07 a.m.

Many users report installation errors, not price issue.

#22
MaverickHunterX said on February 15, 2013 at 4:11 a.m.

They make a lot of games anyway, how about making their own network similar to Ubisoft's?

#23
SilentBob said on February 15, 2013 at 6:19 a.m.

Dear developers,

this is why you don't use GFWL.

Sincerely,
PC Gamers

#24
joanlori892 said on February 15, 2013 at 9:44 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#25
DarkSamus said on February 15, 2013 at 2:58 p.m.

You guys do know that as of DmC all Capcom games for the foreseeable future are Steamworks with no hint of GFWL to be found.
The days of Capcom using GFWL has come to an end.

#26


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