Remember all of the fuss over Street Fighter X Tekken’s disc locked content and how all of the bonus characters would cost $20? Well, some hackers have turned the table on Capcom and unlocked the characters months before their official release.
A mere two weeks after the game’s release, reports started to trickle in about certain users playing as the DLC characters, on the 360 version, in online matches. While Cole and Sony Cats are still PS3 exclusive, it appears that even Mega Man and Pac Man have been spotted on the 360 version.
According to Christian Svensson, the Senior Vice President of strategic planning and business development at Capcom, they are taking this breech seriously and are doing whatever it takes to ban users who are caught using the DLC characters. He also made a statement, which I have to agree with, that essentially says “Are these people idiots? Why would they use these characters online?”
Yes, we’re seeing news of this. Quite ballsy for folks to be taking hacked Xbox 360s on Live where they are detectable. In any event, we already have opened channels of communication with Microsoft on these issues Friday night. If you can capture screens or video of this in action (as some have already) we’re working on bans for boxes and accounts with Microsoft for haxxors.
When originally confronted about the DLC being disc locked, Capcom defended it by arguing that it would defeat the need for large downloads. They also argued that this would eliminate the need for an Ultimate Edition. In any case, these DLC characters will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3 after the game’s Vita launch.