A piece of DLC for GRID Autosport has been released by Codemasters, which allows people to get a 50% boost for the career & vehicle XP, as well as online rewards all for the price of £2.39. Some sections of the internet aren’t happy with this due to the advantages this gives players when playing online, but credit to Codemasters’ Ben Walke for being honest about the move in a post on NeoGAF.
Regarding the boost pack we did similar with GRID 2 as a car unlock, we got a bit of flak from that but in all honesty and without any PR bull shit…it sells. There is a silent subset of players that do like that sort of content but whether or not it’s here to stay is something the industry is yet to work out.
I can’t really say anything else, the only response I have for you is the total truth. I don’t want to spin it or anything like that. I’ll probably regret this post in the morning, but hey-ho :)
It’s not a move I’m personally a fan of but from a business point of view Codemasters see an opportunity to make money, and fund development. Some people have claimed that the reason for the release is to get players who believe the game requires too much grind to pay up, though this is denied.
Under no circumstances did we make the game a grind on purpose (that much I can promise you), in the grand scheme of things it’s still relatively easy to progress via single player and online it’s not that difficult to earn money.
It’s a situation that is likely to divide opinion between players and industry people alike, so what do you think? Have you ever bought a booster DLC pack to save time?