Look at it the other way too. The PC is legendarily known for its modding and mapping community. Yet slowly but surely Developers are shutting down the ability for players to create their own content only to offer that content expansion as paid DLC.
Want custom skins or new maps? Not any more mate. BUY OUR DLC OR censored OFF!
On consoles I can understand, to a limited degree. But to be honest why
can't Modern Warfare 3 come with a map creator? Halo: Reach does, and Halo has over 130 items of DLC to buy. PLUS
it has map packs, so what's the problem? Why do some PC releases restrict any form of modding only to "offer" paid DLC instead? isn't the full retail price enough any more?
And why are they all trying to tunnel us down subscription-based services? Do they want a choke-hold on us on a per game
basis? Will we need separate monthly "Elite" subscriptions to Modern Warfare 4, Black Ops 2, Battlefield 4, Halo 5 and Saints Row 4 in the future?
Saint's Row 3 and Call of Duty already
has its subscriptions in place, so who is going to follow? Is this what we want from our hobby now? 30 or 40 yearly subscriptions spread all over the web, each with its own rules, T&Cs, ELUAs, and God knows what else?
How long until Ninty start hawking 'horse armour'
paid for DLC for Epona in a future Zelda game then?
I KILL YOU!!!!!!!!
Freestyler: A customer that's too hard to please, complains all the time and wants everything for next to nothing.