I’ve popped this in off-topic, as it’s not just about Evolve.
Game Informer have written an opinion piece on the necessity of DLC’s, both story and cosmetic. It’s an interesting read;
I have to say I mostly agree. I think people are under this strange compulsion to feel they MUST buy all DLC, but in reality it doesn’t effect the game or gameplay. If it’s subsidising the base cost of a game (a price almost unaltered in a decade), is it really so bad?
I think a large part of the problem is that many people don’t understand the enormous cost of development. Making a game is a significant and risky investment, and publishers are businesses, they need to justify that investment and see a return, or no more games!