With the recent announcement of Uncharted 4's DLC piece going stand alone (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy), it makes me question if DLC titles warrant a stand alone release?
This is nothing new of course, even the PS3 had examples with this with Red Dead Redemptions 'Undead Nightmares', but ti seems to be geting more common and I just feel uneasy about bite-size games getting physical releases. Though I look at the releases for PS4 and seeing a flood of indie games which (many are short on content) getting releases these days, I often wonder if many of the deserve it when games like Yakuza 5 & Drakengard 3 struggled to get a physical release. With Indie games, sometimes they last up to a couple of hours even, but does that experience really warrant a physical release? I personally would feel someone like that would be better suited to being downloadable - I fee lmuch the same about online titles, though that is more due to the excessive amount of updates making the base physical edition redundant.
When you look at all these indie games getting releases, I can't help but think a physical release of a games DLC isn't too bad. But what about a Game of the Year Edition dopwn the road? Grand Theft Auto IV released a physical Edition of it's DLC on disc and then later had a another release with all the content on 1 disc. I 'd rather have a Complete Edition with the DLC Episode and main game put together if possible, but interestingly games like Wolvenstein The Old Blood & inFamous: First Light have not been put into a compilation release with their main games... so that is the only way to get a physical release of that content. Uncharted has a history of releasing Complete Editions of their games, so I think I am going to wait on this one personally, but there is that notion of doubt.
I just thought it was an interesting topic to note about releases these days and see what your thoughts on it were.