DLC map paks of Modern Warfare 2 becomes cheaper ahead of the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Novembre 9th. The Xbox Live is hosting promotional offer for the two map packs of Modern Warfare 2. The price has been almost cut to half.
Till now there are two map packs of Modern Warfare 2, the Stimulus map pack and the Resurgence. Each is being available for 15 dollars or 1200 MS Points. Now, the two has been reduced to just 600 MS Points, a Microsoft offer.
Both the map packs add 5 new maps to the MW2 multiplayer mode. Three of the maps are new and two are the remakes of classic ones from the original Modern Warfare that was released in 2007.
The Stimulus map pack adds Bailout, Salvage and Storm, and remakes are Crash and Overgrown.
In the Resurgence map pack, the new ones are Carnival, Fuel and Trailer Park where as the remakes are Vacant and Strike.
Activision still is cashing its effort of Modern Warfare 2. The company reported recently that its profit doubled in first quarter and revenue shot up by 33 percent.
Robert Kotick, Chief Executive Officer, said in an interview: “The results definitely speak for themselves… Our key franchises are performing.”
The publisher posted a profit of $381 million in the quarter ended March 31.
Modern Warfare 2 generated about a sales of $1.3 billion across the world. It became the best selling of the publisher of all time.
The Stimulus Package, add-on of MW2, sold 1 million copies on one day, March 30, when it was released for download on Xbox Live. At $15 it generated $10.5 million in a single day.
Analyst Colin Sebastian said, “Activision’s game franchises are pretty healthy in spite of what’s happening with Infinity Ward… The impression was that things were falling off track, but for now Call of Duty remains strong.” Sebastian is an analyst with Lazard Capital Markets.
In a recent management turmoil the publisher lost around three dozens key talent at Infinity Ward studio. In March the company fired two top executives who in return sued the publisher for allegedly withholding royalties from MW2′s sale. Following this other talents who made MW2 started resigning.
All the fans of Modern Warfare 2 across the world should be able to play the game now with a little less lag now. This is possible because a new fix has been applied to the matchmaking system of MW2.
However, this does not mean that you will log on and see anything fundamentally different in your gaming experience, but if you are facing any such problem then this update to the process will be helping you a bit.
According to Microsoft in a blog post of Xbox Live says, “When you search for a match, our servers sort through the many thousands of available matches to find the ‘best’ potential games for you.”
It is also added there, “We’ve changed how we determine ‘best,’ and your country is now an even more significant factor than it was before.”
By now the international lag issues entirely won’t be eliminated, but may be the fix doing good job and the game may be good and swift.
“If you live somewhere that’s geographically isolated – like Australia, for example – most of the world is not near you,” the post states. “On behalf of that Australian gamer we’re now trying harder than ever to find a session in their country for them to join. Of course, this requires there to be games hosted in Australia with open slots at the moment they’re looking – but we’ve maximized the odds of those gamers getting together.”
Players of Xbox Live gaming service will be barred of service due to some modification in the game consoles. It is estimated that estimated players of 600,000 to 1 million will be suffered. This step is taken by Microsoft because of illegally downloading from file-sharing sites is taking place.
Sad to say that the timing of the statement is coinciding with the release of Modern Warfare 2.
According to Microsoft there are over twenty million players globally using Xbox Live gaming service. This service of the company allows the gamers to play online with each other and also to buy and download games.
The latest and exclusive video of Modern Warfare 2. It is the Xbox Avatar clothing. Check it below and let us hope for some more such videos before the release of the game on November 10, 2009. Stay tuned as we keep you updated.
There were many interesting comments on the previous article about the questions of fans answered by the Editor of Modern Warfare 2. One of the comments also asked for more questions that were answered. Here are few of them.
One of the readers of Game Informer asked that will Infinity Ward make playing multiplayer free. He said that he have an Xbox 360 and he is yet to get a Gold membership. To this the Editor replied that Gold membership is necessary to play over Xbox Live as it is with other games. He added that Infinity Ward has always denied the rumors that there will be additional fees to play Modern Warfare 2.
One more interesting question was that will the dismemberment be similar to Call of duty World at War or not. The reply came that similar level of violence is expected to what is present in Infinity Ward’s last game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Somebody even asked whether the Modern Warfare 2 campaign be played with two players. It is not. It is only a single-player game was the reply.