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Bowling: Activision, not Infinity Ward, is in-charge of the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Pack pricing
March 29, 2010
With the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package set to arrive early this week on the Xbox 360, a lot of gamers are still raising their eyebrows with the hefty price tag of upcoming map pack. So what gives? Robert Bowling discusses the DLC pricing after the jump.
With the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package set to arrive early this week on the Xbox 360, a lot of gamers are still raising their eyebrows with the hefty price tag of upcoming map pack. So what gives? Well, according to Infinity Ward’s community manager Robert Bowling, it’s in fact Activision, not Infinity Ward, that set the price of the map pack:
All pricing is handled by Activision outside of Infinity Ward. We really focus on all the creative content and let them handle all the business.
When asked about the US$ 15 price tag of the DLC and going head-to-head with Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s free DLC, Bowling said:
You know players will always react to any price that’s announced, but I think from a content standpoint, anyone who is playing Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer and is dedicating a lot of hours to it is definitely going to get their money’s worth from this map pack. This adds for some players hundreds and hundreds of hours of new gameplay to it, and on maps that have been proven to have a lot of mileage. I don’t think anyone who picks up this map pack is going to be disappointed with the purchase.
I’m a big fan of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and I’m excited for the new game modes on those maps. But yeah, we don’t expect other games to stop supporting their communities because we’re supporting ours. And we’re excited about the content we’re bringing to our guys and we know they’re going to be excited about it.
Scheduled to arrive on the Xbox 360 on March 30 and will soon hit the PS3 next April, the downloadable content features five multiplayer maps, including two classic maps from Call of Duty 4.