Activision announces 9 months of Modern Warfare 3 DLC

first_imgActivision announced today that the next 9 months of the year will see regular releases of Modern Warfare 3 DLC in what the publisher is calling a “Content Season.” The season will start on January 24 with a timed exclusive for players both on Xbox Live and enrolled in the monthly subscription Call of Duty Elite service.The 24th will see the release – or “content drop” in Activision-speak – of Liberation and Piazza, two multiplayer maps that respectively mimic New York’s Central Park and a seaside Italian getaway destination.For Elite subscribers, the content will continue to come with one release per month from January to September and will cover maps, Special Ops missions, and game modes over the course of the nine months. For the non-Elite bourgeois masses, combined DLC packs called Content Collections will get more staggered releases. The first Content Collection, covering the first five Elite “content drops,” will hit the Xbox Live Marketplace in March.“Other platforms” – namely PC and PlayStation 3 – will get the releases later, regardless of Elite status. Activision didn’t specify the lag time in its press release Tuesday. Also undetermined is the total amount of content set to release. Activision has at once promised that Elite members will “receive new content once a month” yet somehow, across nine months, that adds to “at least 20 content drops.” For now, let’s just assume it adds up to a lot.The last content, or at least on the accelerated Elite/XBL schedule, will release in September. That will presumably leave October as a cooldown month to build up hype for the inevitable next CoD release. Black Ops 2, anyone?last_img