Last night I was surfing through Twitch.TV trying to find something to listen to while I edited photos. I happened to notice that Horizon: Zero Dawn was currently trending. Out of curiosity, I jumped into one of the channels and realized they were playing the newly released DLC The Frozen Wilds.
I basically forgot that this DLC was coming out. Heck, it’s been a few months since I completed Horizon: Zero Dawn. It’s a great game, but after I beat it, I haven’t really had a desire to play through it again. Which brings me to the DLC. Is it really too late for this to sell all that well? As Ross would say: “Old game is old.” I realize it’s not that old, but still. Most of people have already completed the game and moved on.
This of course opens up the debate of when is the right time to release DLC. Developers get so much flack for releasing DLC so soon after a game hits the market. Yet, as is the case with The Frozen Wilds, waiting too long is also a bad thing as gamers have short attention spans and will move on from a game within days of completing it. So there has to be a sweet spot for releasing DLC, but what is it?
While I’m sure that once I stop travelling so much I’ll look into getting this DLC as I truly did enjoy the game. Yet, it’s not high on my priority list now. I beat the game. I’ve forgotten the controls. I’m busy playing Metroid: Samus Returns. Why couldn’t this DLC have released sooner?