The downloadable and updated content for Call of Duty: Black Ops will arrive in February as predicted, however, due to a deal penned in 2009 the downloadable content (DLC) will come exclusively to the Xbox 360 first with many suggesting a later arrival on the PS3 and pc – how much later is unknown but it is unlikely to be any more than a matter of weeks.
The DLC will cost Xbox users roughly 1000 Microsoft points, which is around £10/$15 in cash terms (based on the info from developers), so users will be expecting some hefty content bearing in mind this is around a quarter of the games original recommended retail price.
Major Nelson, of Xbox Live announced that there will be four all new multiplayer maps plus an extra map for Zombies, called Ascension. No further details are known about the Zombie map but it is known that one of the multiplayer maps will be based on the Arctic Circle level while another will be based on the Hong Kong level. The other two multiplayer maps will be brand new with never before seen maps based on the Berlin Wall and an unconventional Hockey Stadium.
Other details on what else may be included are scarce at this time but expect some added extras as Activision is toying with the idea of not just including maps. Perhaps they will roll out some new single player content or levels. No other game has lent itself for this scenario, Black ops is the first in the series to focus on missions from a variety of different conflicts. Whether Treyarch/Activision decide to go down this route in the future is unknown but would be a welcome addition.
Do you think the price is fair for four added maps? Would you include some other content/extras?