Which they are.
A Q1 2010 report states that Activision will be releasing a second, currently unnamed, map pack in late 2010. This is awesome news for those who enjoyed the first one, – as it was expected a second map pack wouldn’t be on the tables until 2011.
However, when DLC makes the kind of money, as the aptly named Stimulus Package, did – it’s not surprising to see Activision moving in for another cash-grab.
It’s still up in the air as to what kind of content we’ll see (whether they’ll release a few new maps as well as re-releases of old) and it’s scary to think Modern Warfare 2 customers who purchased both map packs will have spent $30 on DLC alone for the game (assuming the second pack is similar in price).
With Infinity Ward still hurting from the massive game designer exodus of 2010, we wouldn’t be surprised if the DLC included a new hire video and a digital copy of the Infinity Ward lawsuit. That said, it should be noted that, even if you’re a Modern Warfare fan and you’d like to work at Infinity Ward, tea-bagging isn’t a marketable skill.
Regardless, the remaining employees don’t appear to be slowing down on DLC content for MW2. I’m sure they’re getting help from all available staff – which at this point may as well be 3 programmers, 1 artist and a lunchlady (okay, okay, it’s not that bad – but they’ve got to be hurting).
What would you like to see in a second map pack? Would you pay around $15 for it?
No official dates have been announced for the DLC but we’ll update you when we hear more.