9 isn’t a nice round number. No one says “ooh mission 9, this is the final level”. Level 10 gives epic finale vibes, 10 levels have been a stable of FPS’s since Halo (which you guys ported to PC).
First Killzone Mercenary having 9 missions and now this. Is nothing sacred?
In all seriousness, if you are doing DLC (it would be a nice change if a AAA game didn’t) I would much rather “big” expansions that have story, characters and multiplayer all together for a reasonably large price.
From my personal experience in much more likely to buy a $20 expansion than 5 $4 DLCs even if it’s the same content.
If I look at a games online section in the Playstation store/Xbox market/Steam and there are pages of DLC it reflects pretty badly on the game. 2-3 big, hefty packs which are important enough to get their own reviews on IGN/Gamespot etc… Looks much better.
But, market research probably showed the opposite so don’t mind me.