The first downloadable content for Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is due in "a matter of weeks," and the developers are trying out all sorts for the future. Perfect for expansion.
Codemasters' Sion Lenton confirms there will be "weapons packs, map packs" coming for sure, as a release is now "just the beginning" thanks to DLC. They're "already prototyping" more.
"We’ve got some very ambitious plans with DLC – our first pack is coming up in a matter of weeks," executive producer Lenton tells the Telegraph in an interview.
"We’ll also have title updates coming up because once the game’s out there, we’ll need to get feedback from the people who are playing it, and if need be make a few adjustments and tweaks."
Operation Flashpoint is a series that shuns Hollywood-style shooting in favour of realistic simulation, which is why it doesn't appeal to everyone. Dragon Rising is set during a period of tense conflict between US, Russian and Chinese forces as they vie for oil rights.
"Our team are already prototyping all sorts of stuff to be released as DLC and we’re really excited about it. It’s a really different type of market now; I remember five or six years ago, you’d get a game, finish it, put it back on the shelf and that was it," he continued.
"But now it’s almost as though the game’s release is just the beginning, really. Ours is a game that lends itself very well to expansion – there will be weapons packs, map packs – all sorts of things we can do to get our product out there."
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. See the official game launch trailer below, and learn why they call it the 'thinking-man’s shooter’.