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Street Fighter X Tekken is launching this Tuesday for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Earlier today several websites reported on what started off as a cool find but eventually turned into a startling revelation. Capcom's illustrious DLC plans for the future of Street Fighter X Tekken was already completed and entirely usable on the game disc. Basically, it means any DLC you buy for the game is DLC you already paid for with the retail game and content that's already fully usable on the game itself.

Of course, gamers have become accustomed to a healthy smorgasbord of DLC for a number of different games, however most of the DLC has been to extend the life of the game or to add extra optional content that wasn't already available for the game at launch. It's a little like the cash shop content from freemium games. However, the latest find with the on-disc DLC for Street Fighter X Tekken has raised a lot of questions for gamers, especially the most important one of them all: How will Capcom respond to the news?

This kind of news also begs gamers to question, how much are you willing to pay for supposedly finished products with extra content on the disc that you can't access? For free-to-play titles it makes sense given that the base game is free and everything else has a price-tag...but with games costing $60 and requiring extra money to access content already on the disc it seems like a little much.

Many gamers are expecting Capcom to release a press statement to either explain or justify the on-disc DLC. To be completely honest I have no idea what can be said, publicly, to lessen the effect of consumers who were planning on buying the game and the subsequent DLC only to find that they already have the DLC in their possession. It's the equivalent of buying Jurassic Park on DVD only to find that all the T-Rex scenes already on the disc can't be accessed until you either hack it or pay extra for it.

There's really no excuse for why data on a disc should be withheld from consumers. The cost of entry (usually $60) pays for all the contents of the disc, or so that's the way it's supposed to be. Justifying why companies have finished, usable content on a disc that you have to pay to access at a later date is thievery, plain and simple. Could you imagine buying an audio CD but the last two tracks on the disc couldn't be listened to unless you bought an access pass for a few extra bucks? There's really no justification for it. Alternatively, could you imagine if Rockstar used that kind of method, blocking out things like boats and motorcycles in GTA V but keeping all of the content on the disc and making gamers pay $5 to gain access to it? I'm sure some people would split their spleen if that happened.

Of course, many Capcom fans still want to know how the company will respond to this fiasco and I would be lying if I said I wasn't just as curious to know exactly how they plan to rectify this problem. There's an easy solution but I doubt investors would be happy if Capcom enabled all the contents on the disc to be accessible for the consumers who pay for it. I mean, that would be the equivalent of doing the right thing.

Street Fighter X Tekken is due out this Tuesday for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and you can check out the new launch trailer for the game right here.

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