Today is a sad day for Left 4 Dead 2 players eagerly awaiting the new The Passing downloadable campaign – not least if you’re an Xbox 360 gamer.

Originally slated for release “by the end of March”, Valve has now confirmed that The Passing has indeed been delayed, but will still see a release “in Spring”. That’s not so bad for PC gamers — we understand the logic of Valve Time — but for Xbox 360 gamers… Well, if you can handle the delay, I’m afraid to say we’ve got more bad news for you.

The Passing will set you back 560 Microsoft Points (or $7.00). Yes, that’s right; while PC gamers get to play the new campaign for free, I’m afraid that you’ll have to shell out your own hard-earned money to play the new DLC. The Passing will undoubtedly be worth every cent that you pay, but the fact that one group (the group that no doubt paid less for the game at launch) will be getting it for free, whereas the other have to pay… Well, it’s ridiculous.

Left 4 Dead 2 is a community based game — there’s no doubt about it. Playing it solely in Single Player removes 90% of the fun that the game can offer. Naturally, this means that if you’re an Xbox 360 player, you’ll be shelling out $XX a year for the Gold Subscription. On top of that, having to pay to download the new content? Heck, I own the game on PC and I’m annoyed on behalf of the 360 community.

For more details on what will be included in The Passing, check out our earlier coverage on the downloadable campaign.

What do you think about the fact that The Passing will cost 560 MS Points on the 360? How do you feel about the delay? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: SENTUAMESSAGE (Inside Xbox)