The Zero Dark Thirty map pack for Medal of Honor: Warfighter went live yesterday for the Xbox 360 and PC — the pack hits the PS3 sometime today — and to celebrate EA has released a new trailer that features a closer look at the two multiplayer arenas. Based on the Sony film of the same name, Zero Dark Thirty will introduce two new maps based around real locations that were part of the operation to capture/kill Osama Bin Laden.
While gamers might call into question a map pack that sensationalizes a real life war effort, the fact that developer Danger Close Games is trying to present an “authentic” experience is somewhat commendable. We’ve already gone to great length in discussing the merits of using Zero Dark Thirty as the basis for a map pack, so there’s no need to reopen old wounds â€“ the pack is here and gamers will be interested or they won’t.
The trailer itself is filled with enough bombastic sequences to entice Medal of Honor: Warfighter players who have transitioned to Black Ops 2 or Halo 4, and more importantly the pack is free for anyone who pre-ordered the game. Whether or not they are worth the $9.99 price tag for those gamers who didn’t end up with the Deluxe or Limited Editions of the game is another thing. By comparison, a Call of Duty map pack runs about $15 but comes with 4-5 maps.
Obviously the appeal of Warfighter‘s map packs, Zero Dark Thirty or otherwise, is going to rest with the player’s affinity for the product. In our review we noted that the multiplayer map selection in the main game was pretty lackluster, so we hope that, at the very least, these maps are better constructed.
So for those gamers who are interested in giving the Zero Dark Thirty maps a look they are available now for the Xbox 360 and PC, and will be going live some time today for the PS3. Once again, the pack costs $9.99.
Will you be picking up the Zero Dark Thirty map pack for Medal of Honor: Warfighter? How do you feel about the pack’s connection with the Sony film?