It was surprising news earlier this week when Capcom wanted to charge additional for multiplayer offerings that usually come built-in in other games. So, it wasn’t much surprising that they were on the receiving end of a huge backlash from fans, which has caused the company to defend its decision for charging for multiplayer DLC in Resident Evil 5.
Seeing as how the DLC will be released within the next few weeks and will not add any content beyond the modes themselves, fans have argued that the pack should be free, as in the case of the free patch enabling online functionality to the existing Mercenaries mode.
"Although Versus mode makes use of the assets that exist in the game, the functionality is not currently in the game and is above and beyond the initial scope of Resident Evil 5," said Capcom. "We have never included a Versus mode in Resident Evil before, and as well as the costs of development of the feature, there’s also additional bandwidth costs associated with it."
More on it as the story develops.