Vampyr is an upcoming RPG from the developer of Life Is Strange, Dontnod Entertainment, and now it has been confirmed that the game will not receive any DLC and even if the game is successful the studio will develop a sequel instead of creating DLC.
Speaking with MCVUK, Cédric Lagarrigue, president of publisher Focus Home Interactive confirmed that Vampyr will not receive any DLC as there is none planned. He added that Dontnod Entertainment already has plans for what they can do in the game’s universe.
This is a purely solo experience; we did not plan DLC. We would prefer, if the reception of the game justifies it, to think about a sequel. We and Dontnod already have some ideas, as there are so many incredible things to offer in such a universe.
This is a good sign from the company that intends to offer a full experience instead of breaking it down and then selling it as DLC. Speaking of no DLCs, the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2 will not have any season pass and all the DLC for the game will be free.
Lagarrigue also talked about the game’s budget saying that the game falls between triple-A and independent games. But “the universe, theme, and quality of the game all allow it to exist in stores next to the blockbusters”.
“Players yearn for new experiences, originality and less generic direction,” he said. “There’s room for blockbusters, but players are ever fond of different experiences”.
As for the game’s success, he revealed that Vampyr will be profitable if it manages to sell 500,000 units and will be considered a success if manages to sell a million units.
Vampyr is an upcoming action RPG in development at Dontnod Entertainment and will launch sometime in 2018 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.