A lot of gamers had the same question when they downloaded the newest DLC for BioShock 2 why is this download only a 108 KB? Is it already on the disc? Well gamers you where right what you just paid for was on the disc and you basically paid to open it up on the disc for the game you already own.
Here is what Elizabeth the 2K Community Manager had to say on the 2K forums:
I noticed there was a bit of confusion about our Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack file size, and I wanted to clear things up for you. The way our engine and game structure works is that people need to have the exact same content for people to play together. One of the challenges with post launch content for MP is that it can split the player base, and we want to avoid that whenever possible. For this content, creating the DLC package the way we did allowed for us to not split the player base – so whether you purchase the new content or not, you can still play with your friends.
I know some of you have strong beliefs about DLC, and I’m not here to sway your opinion or convince you to buy our stuff – if you like what we’re offering, I hope you get it and enjoy it. If it’s not your speed, enjoy BioShock 2 as we released it.
I want to let you know that DLC is not interfering with our patching capabilities, which are a top priority and are still being actively worked on. We’re committed to supporting you and making BioShock 2 the best experience possible.
I hope this clears up a lot of the questions and confusion in this thread!
She does make it sound like it is best for the BioShock 2 community as she should, but why are we shelling out more money on a game that already has the DLC on the disc? I for one have not bought the DLC for the game and as a matter of fact I haven’t even played the multiplayer aspect of BioShock 2 as of yet.
So for the gamers out there scratching their heads, you where right the DLC you just bought was already there, it just needed a few more dollars to open it up.