The biggest video game franchise in history, Call of Duty, laid down another annual installment on consumers yesterday in the form of Modern Warfare 3, and it comes as no surprise that the game is expected to sell at least a whopping six million units within the first 24 hours of the title's availability.
Activision is sure to generate insane amounts of profit from Modern Warfare 3, and they'll only be able to increase their revenue once they inevitably release downloadable add-ons.
The thing that makes MW3 different from previous versions, however, is that the game will allegedly receive 20 pieces of new content within the next nine months. You didn't read that incorrectly, there will be a total of 20 different pieces of downloadable content coming to the latest Call of Duty, according to Europe's PlayStation.Blog.
While describing the contents of the new Call of Duty: Elite membership, the European PlayStation.Blog mentioned that those who purchase the membership will receive all the DLC for Modern Warfare 3:
“All the MW3 DLC (20 pieces) during the 9-month DLC season starting early 2012. Includes multiplayer and special ops maps."
It's nice to know that multiplayer maps won't be the only content that Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games plan to bring to players in the future, but what baffles us is how much Activision plans on charging for this downloadable content if there are twenty different parts to the package in total. Does Activision plan on slowly releasing the maps one-by-one, or is the PlayStation Blog simply counting individual maps and Spec Ops missions as separate "pieces" of DLC?
One thing is for sure, if gamers plan on getting all of the content for Modern Warfare 3, regardless of Activision's plans for distribution, then they may want to invest in Call of Duty: Elite to save a little bit of money.
Activision will surely reveal its plans for additional content in the coming months, and then we'll finally know how they plan on going about releasing twenty different morsels of content.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is now available on the all platforms, and if you haven't already, then check out our review of MW3.
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