Despite the recent shake up in Infinity Ward, they seem to be still alive and kicking! The Xbox Live Marketplace have finally announced details on Modern Warfare 2’s first DLC map pack, titled the Stimulus Package. The 360 has a timed exclusive deal in getting these maps first…so mark your calendars to March 30, XBLA fans! The PS3 and PC versions will come eventually…as a PS3 owner of MW2, I hope that day isn’t 6 months later. Fans of the series should rejoice since the pack has 2 out of 5 maps that are ripped out straight from the first Modern Warfare! Here are the basic details of each one:
Bailout – a multi-level apartment complex
Storm – an open industrial park littered with heavy machinery
Salvage – a snowy junkyard fortified by stacked debris and crushed cars.
Crash – a war-torn urban environment (CoD4)
Overgrown – features a massive dry creek bed (CoD4)
Bailout and Storm sound very interesting to me. Either way, these should rejuvenate my interest in online multiplayer. I’ve been playing MW2 nonstop for 3 months, but recently took a hiatus to focus on my other games. I do sneak a game or two if my friends want to play me.
How about you guys? Still have the MW2 fever? Which map are you excited about the most based on these basic descriptions? What price-point should this pack have? Will you be waiting for the PS3 version like me? Sound off your thoughts here!
BTW: I’m glad that I have the PS3 version, BTW. I’ve been recently exposed to the amount of hacking going on for the 360 version and quite frankly it’s ridiculous! Just look around YouTube and you’ll find so many people cheating their way through the game. The PS3 version thankfully does not have any of that jazz because of the system’s unfamiliar architecture.
BTW, I just found thisrelated to the map packs. Looks official to me. It almost sounds like a real disease. If that’s the case, I’d say most gamers are suffering from it right now.