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Wednesday, 29 June 2011 07:51

Black Ops to get 4th map pack?

Written by David Stellmack
activision

Milk players for as much as you can
About ten days ago, we heard a rumor that Treyarch was considering the release of a fourth map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops. Treyarch designer David Vonderhaar has apparently hinted to Digital Spy that he can’t talk about anything beyond the Annihilation map pack, but suggested that we should “keep our eyes peeled,” which in this business isn’t a denial.

With three map packs already in the bag for Black Ops, and with the third just being released today on Xbox Live, one has to wonder if keeping the momentum up for Black Ops with another map pack is really necessary - with Modern Warfare 3 just around the corner this holiday season. Then again, we have to think that the strategy to milk all you can out of the title with more paid DLC is going to be the way of things from now on.

Our take is that if a fourth map pack is in development, it must have already been decided to be targeted for release prior to the release of Modern Warfare 3. Maybe the release could be timed to try to steal some thunder from the Battlefield 3 launch? We think that it is at least possible.

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+12 #1 Chevron 2011-06-29 08:41
If people stop buying the map packs, they will stop making them.
 
 
+7 #2 dicobalt 2011-06-29 08:45
I haven't purchased one map pack and I won't purchase anymore COD games.

COD4 and BO are the only COD games I have and the direction COD is going looks like complete crap. I will stick to BF3.
 
 
+1 #3 riciux 2011-06-29 10:12
"Ah, ah, milk it, milk it hard baby, milk it hard, spray it all over fanboys, they love that shit, oh"
[censored]ed up...
 
 
-3 #4 Silentwalker 2011-06-29 11:13
*Rolls eyes* If they released all 4 map packs together for $10 then I MAY consider it...
 
 
+2 #5 B-LOVE 2011-06-29 16:20
Paid DLC isn't a bad thing and helps a game get updates and fixes that would not be possible if the company had no source of income from that game. You can hold out for the next Battlefield game but BF3 will have paid DLC just like BF2 and BF:BC2.
 
 
+5 #6 bardenck 2011-06-29 16:26
Quoting B-LOVE:
Paid DLC isn't a bad thing and helps a game get updates and fixes that would not be possible if the company had no source of income from that game. You can hold out for the next Battlefield game but BF3 will have paid DLC just like BF2 and BF:BC2.



all true, but BF3 DLC, unlike BLOPS, will be worth the money.
 
 
+3 #7 B-LOVE 2011-06-30 15:54
Quoting Chevron:
If people stop buying the map packs, they will stop making them.

Black ops first DLC pack sold 1.4 million units in 24 hours. People enjoy having new content for the games they play. I do agree the price is a little high but that seems the trend now for EA & Activision. They test the waters to see how much they can get customers to pay.
 

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