That seems like literally the most negative possible way of looking at this and a quite frankly not really logical one. They are not revamping their entire DLC system because they launch with less characters than SFIV did.
Considering another comment of yours in this thread I'm not sure if you've got this news correctly: You can get all post-launch gameplay content either by playing or by paying.
I am looking at the positives and negatives.
They are launching SFV as a work in progress, what we're getting at launch is far from complete. 16 characters is a low for a modern SF game.
There are various reasons for revamping the DLC system. For starters, it worked well for Killer Instinct. Launching with relatively little content allows them to release the game sooner and hype future content. Also, they hope to profit from microtransactions rather than content that actually improves the gameplay experience.
Bear in mind, I'm all for what Capcom is doing with SFV. I want to play the game soon and I don't want them to rush content. This strategy allows us to play sooner and gives them time to create quality content.
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