Overcooked Devs Explain All You Can Eat DLC Exclusivity

Players Will Have to Re-Purchase the Game to Enjoy Its Birthday Party Update

The Overcooked franchise just got an update that added new kitchens and a new chef to the game. This new update took the game’s players by surprise as there was no news that it was going to get dropped when it did. While this is happy news for its community, players who do not own Overcooked: All You Can Eat were left dissatisfied.

Ghost Town Games already launched two main games to the Overcooked franchise, including the collection Overcooked: All You Can Eat. Many of the franchise’s fans own multiple versions of the game, but, sadly, if they do not have Overcooked: All You Can Eat, they cannot experience the game’s new birthday party update.

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The All You Can Eat DLC was launched as part of the series’s 5th anniversary celebration. Ironically, it has excluded players who bought the original version of the game back in 2016. Sadly, those who want to play the birthday party DLC but only own the game’s original version will only have a couple options. They will either have to buy the game a second time, or wait for the release of the next full installment in this series.

Overcooked: All You Can Eat devs did provide an explanation on why they decided to make the DLC exclusive. Apparently, the main reason behind the exclusivity for the compilation was its accessibility for all the players. “AYCE is our most accessible OC game to date,” the post said. “With Assist Mode and cross-platform support, players of all abilities can play.”

The games main premise was to try to work co-operatively with other chefs in order to finish meals under pressure. The Overcooked series has brought manic cooking action in ridiculous working conditions to the video gaming community.

Overcooked: All You Can Eat is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Switch.