It looks pleased, too

If there's one topic this reporter likes writing about, it's free downloadable content. Thankfully, he's been getting to do an awful lot of that recently, with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt all confirming the inclusion of complimentary extras. The latest addition to this heart-warming list is multiplayer shooter Evolve.

Speaking with IGN, the title's creative director Phil Robb said that this strategy was put in place to avoid fracturing the community. “We can’t break the community up, so all of our maps will be free,” he said. “We never want anyone to get booted off of a server because they haven’t bought something."

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What's more, he confirmed that you'll reap the benefits if your friends do decide to buy its extra content. “We’ll have [DLC] characters and monsters, and even if you don’t buy them, if your buddy wants to buy the DLC, that’s cool, and your game will be enhanced through his purchase," Robb continued. “You won’t be able to play as those characters, but you will certainly be able to play with those characters.”

Are you a fan of this sudden influx of free DLC? Will you be picking up Evolve when it launches next year? Team up in the comments section below.