Modern Warfare 3: first content drop goes live on PS3 this month

Activision's just announced that the first two content drops for Modern Warfare 3 will launch on PS3 at the end of the month. Just as with the content's Xbox 360 release (which players saw last month, due to a first-look deal between Microsoft and Activision), subscribers to the company's Call of Duty Elite service will get first crack at the new content, scheduled to go live February 28.

The new content comprises two new multiplayer maps, Liberation and Piazza. True to the game's mix of “foreign intrigue” and “NYC getting royally effed up,” the maps mix Piazza's Italian seaside charm with Liberation's military-occupied Central Park. The content kicks off a nine-month stream of content that'll release first for Elite subscribers, and then to the pay-as-you-go general public – who won't be seeing the maps even on Xbox until March. Elite members, how're you liking the service so far?


  • cj12297 - February 3, 2012 9:55 a.m.

    Wait, just two maps? Is it still the same price?
  • c-c-c-combo breaker - February 3, 2012 3:50 a.m.

    Bullshite. If only Ps3 CoD fans such as myself had the ability to stop buying/playing new games in series long enough for activision to see sense. Too bad I'm a sucker for the cash cow.
  • chrisat928 - February 2, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    What the fuck is the point in paying for the Elite service on PS3 if the shit is still delayed?
  • TheVoid - February 2, 2012 3:33 p.m.

    ...unless it was made available to PS3 players at a reduced rate, but I'm guessing that wasn't the case. That would involve pro-rating, and I can't imagine Activision letting off the greed petal by even that much. Not to start a flame war, but this is one of many reasons why I prefer BF over COD - BF charges fairly for DLC in addition to giving away a fair amount of free content during their games' lifespans. Plus they never play "platform favorites" (unless you count development on the PC as the lead platform as "playing favorites", but to me that's just Dice's way of appreciating the platform that made the BF series so successful to begin with). Meanwhile Activision gouges fans with overpriced (and never free) DLC on top of limited console-specific exclusivity (citing this and MW2's famous "sorry Steam users THAT PRE-ORDRED THE GAME, you're just going to have to wait a few days while everyone else gets in on the action first despite having never been upfront about that at all" shenanigans), not to mention the mass exodus of the development team, which tells me that Activision perfected the art of screwing everyone involved at all levels. It's really too bad because I do think the CODs are GREAT games - it's just a shame they've been managed so poorly. But at least EA's Origin is not part of the equation, I'll give COD that, although it's probably only a matter of time before Activision employs a similar ham-fisted approach, especially if Origin is allowed to succeed...
  • Defguru7777 - February 2, 2012 4:24 p.m.

    One complaint I'd like to add to your list (which sums up most of my problems with COD) is that they release so much DLC for a game that they're just going to make a sequel for in a year.

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