RPG players don’t want to pay for DLC, new survey from Obsidian says
Obsidian published a survey in early October, asking for responses from players concerning DLC. Now, 55,000 responses have been noted, and the final results are out.
53% of responders said they preferred ‘beefy’ DLC, a couple of deep DLCs released far after the main game, as opposed to some one-offers. The two most popular forms of DLC for players were expanded single-player campaigns and post-endgame reactivity. The trend was, people like DLC that allows them to play the game they were playing before, but longer.
Another point that came into question was the price of DLC. The average hypothetical amount that responders were willing to pay for a season pass was $17.80, while most season passes sit around $25. However, 69% players did say they would be more likely to buy a game with several smaller DLCs, then a few big ones.
There are a bunch of other statistics you can see in the survey. Obsidian says they will use this data going forward to develop and plan DLC for their titles. You can see the full survey here.