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Unfortunately it doesn't look like that will happen, since the fix for the Lumiose City save bug has been called an "application" rather than a patch.
They said that they're putting out an application to recover the save files of people who are already suffering from the glitch while they work on a patch to fix the problem entirely, iirc. --- I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum.
They've been doing free DLC for years. All of those mystery gift Pokemon and items. Also, the new box storage thing is paid DLC. They are charging you to bring over and use your old favorite Pokemon. --- The Internet allows us to make more mistakes faster than any invention in history. With the possible exceptions of Handguns and Tequila!
Most likely they will have free DLC, if that's what people consider the Pokemon giveaways like Torchic to be. I'm not 100% familiar with DLC because none of the games I have sell DLC for profit. I have only seen it in the games I play as free giveaways. Pokemon is known to have free giveaways for new or limited-time Pokemon.
I honestly feel like Pokemon is one of those game companies who are opposed to becoming greedy like most companies. They give off a very generous vibe, in that they don't make us feel cheated by selling virtual content to enhance our game. You pay for the game, and you don't have to pay anymore to enjoy that game unless you want actual hardware/physical enhancements which have actual restocking/manufacture costs. DLC is simply data that is only needs to be created once, and can be effortlessly copy-pasted for unlimited profit if a company wishes. I think the way Pokemon is treating DLC is basically like free advertisement/promotion. That people who buy the game, are not expected to fork over extra money for things the game has, but rather they get rewarded for being fans of the game.
Even with the upcoming Pokemon Bank, I feel it's a very generous price(It's like less than $2 a year right?). Sure it costs money, but so does a gameboy link cable, and online storage services. I was honestly expecting it to cost closer to $5-$10, because so many other companies like to inflate prices for the sake of profit, rather than just offering the price that will satisfy their server costs.
Nintendo/Pokemon probably know that a LOT of people will play the game, and that a LOT will want to use the bank service, so they know they won't have trouble making plenty surplus money for server costs, by charging a small amount to millions of people.
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