Reasoning behind required HDD for Burnout Paradise

burnoutparadiseWith the recent revelation that it’s required for you to have a hard drive when you want to go online with Burnout Paradise for the Xbox 360, the response from the Xbox 360 user base has been split between "well, duh, all 360 owners should have a hard drive," and "I don’t want to spend more money!" But the reasoning behind the required hard drive may be for the good after all.

MTV Multiplayer is reporting that downloadable content for Burnout Paradise will be required for all players, therefore it’ll be stored on the 360’s hard drive, and therefore that’s why a hard drive is required for online play. So even if you don’t want it, it appears everyone will be getting Burnout Paradise DLC.

EA went on to say in a released statement with MTV, "It’s our intention to extend the life of Burnout with additional DLC in the near future. As mentioned, we don’t want to split the online community between those that have content and those that don’t. Our intention is to offer both free and paid for DLC in a way that enables everyone to ‘see’ the content, even if they have not paid for it."

I don’t have an Xbox 360 but I’m going to assume a fair amount of Xbox 360 owners have a hard drive, so are EA’s intentions with "free DLC" that’ll only cater to a select percentage of the Xbox 360 user base worth it?


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