God Eater 3 to receive frequent free updates with no plans for a Burst re-release
God Eater 3, the newest sequel in the high-speed hunting ARPG series God Eater, has been recently released in Japan, and Bandai Namco has set up plans to support the game in the long term. At a launch event held in Akihabara, Bandai Namco announced that they are planning to give multiple post-launch updates to GE3.
Some of the improvements to be made in these updates are based on feedback from the publicly available demo, such as increasing overall attack speed and adjusting the God Arc weapons even further. They also plan to add more avatar parts for character creation as well as over 100 new missions including story missions.
The team also made a clarification at a God Eater 3 live stream hosted by Famitsu yesterday. During the Q&A session, they received the following question (at around the 2:09:00 mark).
"Frankly speaking, are you going to release a GE3 Burst? If you do, I hope it'll be out as DLC."
Yusuke Tomizawa, the general producer of God Eater series, noted in the stream that they had previously released 'complete edition' packages that have more features than the original releases (God Eater Burst and God Eater 2: Rage Burst, respectively). However, he acknowledged that this has caused some people to become reluctant in buying the base game in anticipation for a complete edition.
God Eater 3's director Hiroshi Yoshimura also stated that it won't follow the Burst edition route and will instead get expanded through numerous updates. Tomizawa noted that providing new content for games through online DLC is the desired thing in the current era. However, the team currently has no plans to release paid DLC for GE3 yet, as they want to see first how far they can provide additional content for free while continuing to communicate with users.
God Eater 3 was recently out for PlayStation 4 in Japan on December 13. The English localization, which also adds a PC Steam version, will be released worldwide on February 8.