You are correct about SFV and its money hungry business model and it's janky fight money system. Before Arcade edition, I used to just buy the character passes and earn weekly FM to obtain the stages, ignoring costumes completely. After AE update, they halved the FM obtainable each week and included a gambling system to make you spend FM to get crossover costumes. I will never have enough FM to buy anymore future stages based on this change since I'm just a casual player. It's crazy how they keep come up with this crap. I have a feeling in SF6, expect to pay for each fireball, dragon punch, etc used.
$30 for a costume pack is insane but doesn't hold a candle to DOA5LR's $93 per pack and I bought them all. Sad I know but that is my primary fighter.
Yeah, I've been really disgusted with how publishers are handling these items. As I've said earlier, will never support DLC for any game, and well, I just don't buy digital games, period. There are no exceptions for me.
It's unfortunate that publishers keep getting away with this, and I do think complete or even sort of complete packages like Tekken 7 or Mortal Kombat XL will be the exceptions rather than the rule moving forward.
I don't think Capcom is much interested in releasing GOTY or complete editions. Frankly, I'm surprised they even ported a complete edition of UMvC3 for PS4 and Xbone. Then again, that was 2016 and a lot has changed even since then.
I do agree T7 is a complete package out of the gate when it was ported to home in 2017. However, it was first released in 2015 in arcade form. They had two years to add features to make the home version complete, the same amount of time it took to make SFV complete. Let see if Namco can really do a complete fighter with no prior versions to build on in SC6, same publisher and same director as T7.
Indeed, I'm cautiously optimistic. I can see Bandai-Namco taking a page out of Capcom for SC6. Sadly, the approach is massively profitable and I'm not sure Tekken 7 sold very well.
I suspect even WB won't be bothered to release an XL/GOTY for Injustice 2 this go-around. Can easily see them just selling digital DLC packs. The cost of printing complete editions is making less and less sense with nearly 40% of gamers now fine with buying licenses over owning their games.
As for this game, I can Capcom going back and selling more DLC characters ... now that Disney owns Fox, no reason the X-Men won't show up. If SFV Arcade is any suggestion, Capcom will probably just sell the vanilla release again with DLC codes for the the existing DLC pack and the X-Men characters for $40. And then turn around and sell you more DLC since this one has no fight money.